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Tosca (Nov. 9, 2013)

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Librettist: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Frizza; Racette, Alagna, Gagnidze

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Approximate running time: 2 hrs. 19 min.

Luc Bondy’s dramatic production of Puccini’s operatic thriller stars Patricia Racette in the title role of the jealous diva, opposite Roberto Alagna as her lover, Cavaradossi, the painter whose political ideals lead them both into tragedy. George Gagnidze is Scarpia, the villainous chief of police who wants Tosca for himself. Riccardo Frizza leads the Met’s musical forces in this powerful verismo score.