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Tosca

The combination of Leontyne Price and Franco Corelli sent audiences into delirium. Her rich, soaring soprano perfectly matched his ardent, romantic tenor. The year after their history-making joint debut at the Met, they were paired in Puccini’s gripping tale of deception and revenge. Price, in the title role of Rome’s most famous singer, is forced to deal with the nefarious Baron Scarpia, the chief of police (Cornell MacNeil) in a desperate attempt to free her lover (Corelli), imprisoned for his political beliefs. But it all goes tragically wrong….

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Performance Info

Performance Date
Apr 7, 1962
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
Librettist
Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Run Time
1 HRS 55 MIN
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Cast & Creative
Conductor
Kurt Adler
Tosca
Leontyne Price
Cavaradossi
Franco Corelli
Scarpia
Cornell MacNeil
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