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 Plácido Domingo's heroically passionate portrayal of
Cavaradossi and Sherrill Milnes' ruthless and eruptively sensual Scarpia,
this "Tosca" is a winner.

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Title: Tosca
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Staged By: Gianfranco de Bosio
Soloist: Raina Kabaivanska, Plácido Domingo, Sherrill Milnes, Giancarlo Luccardi, Alfredo Mariotti
Set: Giancarlo Pucci
Orchestra: New Philharmonia Orchestra
Chorus: Ambrosian Singers
Video Director: Gianfranco de Bosio
Genre: Opera
Length: 117 minutes
Cat.No.: A05004543
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