Tosca (The Metropolitan Opera)

Tosca (The Metropolitan Opera)

Director: Franco Zeffirelli, Hildegard Behrens, Plácido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil

Cast: Franco Zeffirelli, Hildegard Behrens, Plácido Domingo, Cornell MacNeil

     
 

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Franco Zeffirelli both stage-directed and designed the sets for this 1985 Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's romantic opera Tosca. The story revolves around the singer Floria Tosca (Hildegard Behrens), who is jealous of her lover, painter Mario Cavaradossi (Placido Domingo). The corrupt police chief Scarpia (Cornell MacNeil) is after the escaped political

Overview

Franco Zeffirelli both stage-directed and designed the sets for this 1985 Metropolitan Opera production of Puccini's romantic opera Tosca. The story revolves around the singer Floria Tosca (Hildegard Behrens), who is jealous of her lover, painter Mario Cavaradossi (Placido Domingo). The corrupt police chief Scarpia (Cornell MacNeil) is after the escaped political prisoner Cesare Angelotti (James Courtney), who is friends with Mario. The treacherous Scarpia arrests Mario, Angelotti kills himself, and Tosca gets homicidal. Several murders and betrayals later, the conclusion involves Mario and Tosca before a firing squad in the dramatic final act. Conducted by Guiseppe Sinopoli.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2006
UPC:
0044007341001
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
NR
Source:
Deutsche Grammophon
Region Code:
0
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound, Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:03:00
Sales rank:
4,715

Special Features

Picture gallery ("Tosca" at the met); Artists' discussion Tosca, Zeffirelli and Rome

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