Met Opera on Demand Catalog

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Tosca (Mar. 20, 1999)

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Librettist: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Santi; Vaness, Pavarotti, Morris

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Approximate running time: 1 hrs. 49 min.

The great Luciano Pavarotti, in one of his last Met broadcasts, stars as Cavaradossi, opposite the dramatically captivating Tosca of Carol Vaness. James Morris is an imposing Scarpia. Puccini’s thrilling opera of love and politics, set in Rome in June 1800 during the historical events of the French Revolutionary Wars, is conducted by Nello Santi.