This live version of Puccini's superbly dramatic opera was recorded in Rome in the exact locations and at the precise times of day as Puccini had written into his score. The action opens in Rome's beautiful 16th-century church of Sant Andrea della Valle, where Cavaradossi (Placido Domingo) is innocently painting, moves to the Farnese Palace where Tosca (Catherine Malfitano) dramatically stabs the lustful Scarpia (Ruggero Raimondi), and finally to the battlements of the Castle Sant Angelo at dawn the following day where Cavaradossi is cruelly killed, and Tosca takes her own life.
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Manufacturer: Video Artists Int'l
Brand: VIDEO ARTISTS INTERNATIONAL
Please note: Due to the early television kinescope process employed to record the live program in 1956, there are certain visual artifacts (a constant dot and some screen shading on certain camera angles) that are inherent in the original master and could not be removed from the final product in the restoration process. These artifacts are part and parcel of many early television programs.