TOSCA by "Giacomo Puccini" Overture and First act


TOSCA Explained by Tito Schipa jr. In a very magic "serata of Ferragosto" and perfect location the "Anfiteatro Romano" at Lecce, Tito Schipa jr. explained "Tosca" as MELODRAMA exactly and how Giacomo Puccini has created this opera. Tito Schipa jr and his "Tosca Masterclass" is a great job of research to explain the original Tosca. For more info visit: www.titoschipa.it TOSCA (GIACOMO PUCCINI)is the very most dramatic operas and a staple of the standard operatic repertoire in the world. TOSCA is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Victorien Sardou's drama, La Tosca. The work premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on January 14, 1900 FIRST ACT Rome, June 1800 (The church of Sant'Andrea della Valle) Angelotti, an escaped political offender, seeks refuge in the church of Sant'Andrea della Valle where his family has a chapel. His sister, the Marchesa Attavanti, while praying for his release, has unwittingly served as a model to the painter, Mario Cavaradossi for his portrait of the Magdalen. A few minutes before a sacristan enters (followed shortly by Cavaradossi), Angelotti conceals himself in his family's chapel. The sacristan assists the painter, washing his brushes. When Cavaradossi stops his work for a moment, he takes out a medallion from his pocket: this medallion contains a miniature portrait of Tosca, his lover. He makes a comparison between Tosca and the model he was portraying (Recondita armonia -- "Concealed harmony"... TOSCA appears as number 8 on Opera America's list of the 20 most-performed operas in North America for more info about Italy visit: http://www.italianbusinessguide.com/ GIACOMO PUCCINI Giacomo Antonio Domenico Michele Secondo Maria Puccini (December 22, 1858 -- November 29, 1924) was an Italian composer whose operas, including La Bohème, Tosca, and Madama Butterfly, are among the most frequently performed in the standard repertoire. Some of his arias, such as "O Mio Babbino Caro" from Gianni Schicchi, "Che gelida manina" from La Bohème, and "Nessun Dorma" from Turandot, have become part of popular culture

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