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  1. Opera
    I'm always defending and promoting Puccini. I think his critics often have no idea what they're talking about, and simply assume that because he wasn't just another Modernist, he was a conservative, bourgeois composer bent on making money and not masterpieces. His popularity is the only and...
  2. Opera
    Hello! I am happy to anounce the final step of our project: the full performance of Giacomo Puccini's "Tosca" is avaliable to watch for free from Sunday, April 07th. 2019 on YouTube. It is new for everybody, please tell your opinion, your reactions and thougts are important to us. You can...
  3. Opera
    I am new to opera. I recently heard a version of Tosca, e lucevan e stelle which included a bell tone? St Peters? I have searched to find this version but have been unsuccessful. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
  4. Opera on DVD, Blu-ray and CD
    I definitely do not want to get rid of the English Tosca but put it here to show all I have. Out of these, are there any I should get rid of? Perhaps one of the two Calls performances? Note that Tosca is not one of my favorite operas and I only got into it for the Act II DVD with Callas that...
  5. Opera
    When I first got interested in opera I hadn't listened to Tosca and I didn't know this aria. Then I got interested in Callas and stumbled on the 1953 Tosca recording. When I heard Di Stefano singing this for the first time I was blown away. After that it has became one of my favorite pieces. Di...
  6. Opera
    The title says it all really. So far I've only seen three operas, all Puccini (dvd and youtube); Tosca, La Boheme and Turandot. I know that Tosca isn't necessarily for everyone (same for Turandot) but I personally enjoyed it - especially Ruggero Raimondi's 'Va Tosca' at the end of Act 1 which...
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