The Black Dog Opera Library is the most popular, informative, and budget-friendly way to enjoy the greatest operas of all time. Each book contains a history of the opera, a synopsis of the story, a complete libretto in its original language as well as in English, dozens of photos, and a world-class Angel/EMI recording of the entire opera on two CDs. It's a must-have for diThe Black Dog Opera Library is the most popular, informative, and budget-friendly way to enjoy the greatest operas of all time. Each book contains a history of the opera, a synopsis of the story, a complete libretto in its original language as well as in English, dozens of photos, and a world-class Angel/EMI recording of the entire opera on two CDs. It's a must-have for die-hard opera lovers as well as those in need of an introduction to the timeless art form....
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Hmm...Puccini's style was so strong and unique. Though sometimes lacked the originality in it.
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I love this series, but I have discovered that Tosca is not my favorite opera.
Tosca is my favourite opera. It is the perfect combination of lyricism and drama in music- though, like most Puccini, is easily dismissed. For me, it depends upon the person singing it, but there is no denying the utter genius bestowed in Tosca.
A talented young person in the performing arts victimized by a person who abuses a position of power to satisfy a passing lust? Sounds familiar to #MeToo. The play that Puccini based the libretto for Tosca upon was written specifically for Sarah Bernhardt, the illegitimate daughter of a courtesan. It would seem that she crossed paths with many Scarpias in her life. I read the libretto in preparation to viewing the 2018 MetHD performance, which was excellent. Seeing it once made me want to see it many more times! I always feel fortunate when my first exposure to a piece is classically staged. Creative directors sometimes forget that there is a new audience born every day.
Loved the 2000 production with Ricardo Muti conducting more so than others I found online. I think the translation there is a bit more emotive, a bit more closer to home than most others. The Dali-esque set designs and superb staging compliment the orchestra well, too. This is an opera not only with atmosphere, but one that easily translates into the modern-day. It's also of a more forgiving length (at least to the bladder) and it's sung-through, like Wagner. My favorite opera, to date.
A great opera. Smart mixof music and drama. Everything flows smoothly.
Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa's libretto for the tragic opera is amazing - full of love, murder, and suspense! Exactly what you wouldn't expect from three hours at the opera :D It's great!
"Tosca" è una opera grande e meravigliosa di Puccini! il libretto è stupendo e bellissimo e la storia è drammatica e triste. Tosca is one of my favorite operas! I found reading the libretto in Italian and English an enjoyable experience. The story, libretto, music, are so dramatic, poetic, moving, and powerful. Tosca's final words "O Scarpia avanti a Dio" and her action at the end are breathtaking. I also love Tosca's famous words "Questo è il baccio di Tosca"; so emotional and amazing.