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Puccini: Tosca DVD (Live Film)

Contemporary Rome is the setting for this unique and highly innovative version of Puccini's Tosca, performed in the Roman locations - and at the times of day - as Puccini had written into his score. Thus the action opens in the beautiful 16th-century church of Sant'Andrea della Valle at noon, where Cavaradossi (Domingo) is painting a portrait, moves to the Farnese Palace that evening where Tosca (Catherine Malfitano) dramatically stabs the lustful Scarpia (Ruggero Raimondi), and finally to the battlements of the Castel Sant'Angelo at dawn the following day where the final drama is played out.

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Tosca: Catherine Malfitano
Cavaradossi: Plácido Domingo
Scarpia: Ruggero Raimondi
Cesare Angelotti: Giacomo Prestia
Il Sagrestano: Giorgio Gatti
Spoletta: Mauro Buffoli 

Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of Rome RAI
Conductor: Zubin Mehta 
Director: Giuseppe Patroni Griffi
Cinematography: Vittorio Storaro
Produced: Andrea Andermann

Picture: 4:3 FF
Sound: LPCM Stereo
Format: NTSC
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Duration: 114 mins
Subtitles: EN/FR/GE/IT
Year: 1992