Puccini's popular thriller "Tosca" careens violently from passion-driven corruption to torture, murder and suicide, yet proves that even the most sensational entertainment can make an artistic statement that's enduring and profoundly beautiful.
On World of Opera, host Lisa Simeone presents "Tosca" from the Grand Liceu Theater in Barcelona. The stars are soprano Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role, tenor Jorge de León as Cavaradossi and baritone Ambrogio Maestri as Scarpia.
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Tosca: Sondra Radvanovsky (soprano)
Cavaradossi: Jorge de León (tenor)
Scarpia: Ambrogio Maestri (baritone)
Sacristan: Valeriano Lanchas (baritone)
Angelotti: Vladimir Baykov (bass)
Spoletta: Francisco Vas (tenor)
Sciarrone: Manel Esteve (bass)
Shepherd Boy: Elena Copons
Grand Liceu Theater Orchestra and Chorus
Paolo Carignani, conductor