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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.

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Performance Info

Performance Date

Mar 20, 1999


Giacomo Puccini


Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica

Run Time

1 HRS 49 MIN

Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus