Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Sung in Italian
Approximate running time 3 hrs. 10 min.
Puccini’s timeless verismo score is well served by two exceptional casts. Patricia Racette and Sondra Radvanovsky share the title role of the jealous diva, opposite two leading tenors—Roberto Alagna and Marcello Giordani. George Gagnidze is the villainous Scarpia.
Tosca is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper and the Teatro alla Scala.
Conductor: Marco Armiliato
Tosca: Sondra Radvanovsky
Cavaradossi: Marcello Giordani
Scarpia: George Gagnidze
Sacristan: John Del Carlo
Production: Luc Bondy
Set Designer: Richard Peduzzi
Costume Designer: Milena Canonero
Lighting Designer: Max Keller
Photo credits: Marty Sohl/Metropolitan Opera