...Pucinni's powerful incursion into verismo opera is demonstrated in one of his most successful works. Set in Rome in 1800 we are taken into a police state under the merciless grasp of the chief of police, Scarpia. Cavaradossi, a painter and activist against the regime, is in love with Tosca, a famous opera singer who in turn is the object of Scarpia's sadistic infatuation; a three way struggle that murders Scarpia, executes Cavaradossi and plunges Tosca to her death from the battlements of Castel Saint' Angelo.

"...singing and acting were excellent throughout..." --  GUERNSEY EVENING PRESS

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