Metropolitan Opera: Tosca: Encore Satellite Transmission



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Joseph Colaneri conducts Luc Bondy's staging of Puccini, starring soprano Karita Mattila in the demanding title role, opposite George Gagnidze as the scheming police chief Scarpia and Marcelo Alvarez as Tosca's doomed lover Cavaradossi. Escaped prisoner Cesare Angelotti seeks refuge in a church where his sister, Marchesa Attavanti, has concealed women's clothing for a disguise. There, Cesare, now dressed as a woman, meets old friend and painter Mario Cavaradossi, who vows to help the convict avoid recapture. Before the two men can leave, Mario's lover Floria Tosca bursts into the church, and she becomes suspicious of the strange woman by her beloved's side.


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