The Metropolitan Opera
Premiere: Teatro Costanzi, Rome, 1900. Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. Tosca’s popularity is further secured by a superb and exhilarating dramatic sweep, a driving score of abundant melody and theatrical shrewdness, and a career-defining title role. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production.
Sung in Italian.
2hr 55min (incl. two intermissions)