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Author Smillie, Thomson

Title An introduction to-- Puccini, Tosca / written by Thomson Smillie
Published [Hong Kong] : Naxos, 2002


Description 1 online resource (1 audio file)
Series Opera explained
Opera explained.
Contents Introduction (6:44) -- Puccini's operas (5:54) -- Historical background to Tosca (6:16) -- Opening bars (2:10) -- Act I (4:16) -- Entrance of Tosca (5:19) -- Caravadossi and Angelotti: Scarpia's entrance (3:18) -- End of Act I (4:25) -- Act II (3:40) -- Scarpia and Tosca: Caravadossi's torture (5:32) -- Tosca's response to Scarpia : Vissi d'arte (6:17) -- Act III (2:36) -- Caravadossi writes to Tosca : E lucevan le stelle (6:48) -- The firing squad : the tragic end (4:36)
Summary Introduces, in words and music, the plot and background of the opera Tosca. Includes principal themes and arias, taken from the Naxos recording of the complete work (Naxos 8.660001--8.660002)
Notes Accompanying booklet (7 p. : ports.) includes additional commentary and biographical notes
Performer David Timson, narrator ; Nelly Miricioiu, Giorgio Lamberti, Silvano Carroli, soloists ; Czecho-Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra (Bratislava) ; Alexander Rahbari, conductor
Notes Narrated in English, vocal excerpts sung in Italian
Hard copy version record
Subject Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Tosca.
SUBJECT Tosca (Puccini, Giacomo) fast
Subject Operas -- Excerpts.
Operas -- Excerpts
Genre/Form Streaming audio
Form Streaming audio
Author Timson, David.
Miricioiu, Nelly.
Lamberti, Giorgio, 1938-
Carroli, Silvano.
Rahbari, Alexander, 1948-
Puccini, Giacomo, 1858-1924. Tosca. Selections.
Symfonický orchester Čs. rozhlasu v Bratislave.
ISBN 1843790394
Other Titles Puccini, Tosca