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Giacomo Puccini operas
Manon Lescaut (1893)
La bohème (1896)
Tosca (1900)
Madama Butterfly (1904)
La fanciulla del West (1910)
Il trittico (Il tabarro, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi) (1918)
Turandot (1926)

“Tosca” by Giacomo Puccini

Premiere / date of written: 14 February 1900

It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 14 January 1900.

Libretti

# Language Authors
1 Italian Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa
2 German Gudrun Meier
3 English
4 French

original libretto
line-by-line of the original libretto

Images

Notable videos

  Maria Callas as Tosca

Maria Callas as Tosca, at Ed Sullivan Show, Nov. 25, 1956, New York

Audio recordings

Year Cast
Conductor,
Opera chorus and orchestra
Label,
Comment
Buy
1962
Tosca — Leontyne Price,
Cavaradossi — Franco Corelli,
Scarpia — Cornell MacNeil
Kurt Adler
Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Sony Cat: 80468

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$12.25
1962
Tosca — Leontyne Price,
Cavaradossi — Giuseppe Di Stefano,
Scarpia — Giuseppe Taddei
Herbert von Karajan
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna State Opera Chorus
CD:Decca Cat: 639002

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$23.98
1966
Tosca — Birgit Nilsson,
Cavaradossi — Franco Corelli,
Scarpia — Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau
Lorin Maazel
Santa Cecilia Academy Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Decca Cat: 460753

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$9.93
1976
Tosca — Montserrat Caballé,
Cavaradossi — José Carreras,
Scarpia — Ingvar Wixell
Sir Colin Davis
Royal Opera House Orchestra and Chorus
CD: Philips Records Cat: 438359

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$5.44
1978
Tosca — Mirella Freni,
Cavaradossi — Luciano Pavarotti,
Scarpia — Sherrill Milnes
Nicola Rescigno
National Philharmonic Orchestra, London Opera Chorus, Wandsworth School Boys Choir
CD: Decca Cat: 414036

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$25.99
1990
Tosca — Mirella Freni,
Cavaradossi — Plácido Domingo,
Scarpia — Samuel Ramey
Giuseppe Sinopoli
Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Opera House Chorus
CD: Deutsche Grammophon Cat: 431775

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$17.49

Video recordings

Year Cast
Conductor,
Opera chorus and orchestra,
Director
Label,
Comment
Buy
1964
Tosca — Maria Callas,
Cavaradossi — Renato Cioni,
Scarpia — Tito Gobbi
Carlo Felice Cillario
Royal Opera House orchestra and chorus
Franco Zeffirelli
DVD: EMI Classics Cat: DVA 4 92851 9

Amazon.com
$64.52
1976
Tosca — Raina Kabaivanska,
Cavaradossi — Plácido Domingo,
Scarpia — Sherrill Milnes
Bruno Bartoletti
New Philharmonia Orchestra, Ambrosian Singers
Gianfranco De Bosio
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon Cat: 00440 073 4038

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$74.40
1985

DM's pick

Tosca — Hildegard Behrens,
Cavaradossi — Plácido Domingo,
Scarpia — Cornell MacNeil
Giuseppe Sinopoli
Metropolitan Opera orchestra and chorus
Kirk Browning
DVD: Deutsche Grammophon Cat: 00440 073 4100

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$3.44
1992
Tosca — Catherine Malfitano,
Cavaradossi — Plácido Domingo,
Scarpia — Ruggero Raimondi
Zubin Mehta
RAI Orchestra Sinfonica and Coro di Roma
Giuseppe Patroni Griffi
VHS: Teldec Video Kultur Video Cat: 6302779715; DVD: Cat: D4524

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$17.83

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