PUCCINI, G.: Tosca (Studio Production, 1976)


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Date of Production: 1976
Playing Time: 01:56:37
Catalogue Number: A05004543



Filmed in the authentic Roman locations specified in the score, this Tosca absolutely pulsates with tension and excitement. The first act was shot in the splendid Baroque church of Sant'Andrea della Valle. The second act was filmed in papal apartments in the Castel Sant'Angelo resembling those in the Palazzo Farnese, which is now the French Embassy and off limits to film teams. The final act was filmed on the banks of the Tiber and on the ramparts of the ancient Castel Sant'Angelo. Raina Kabaivanska is a memorable Tosca, restless, jealously provocative and powerfully determined. With Placido Domingo's heroically passionate portrayal of Cavaradossi and Sherrill Milnes' ruthless and eruptively sensual Scarpia, this Tosca is a winner.

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