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Toscas Prism: Three Moments of Western Cultural History Deborah Burton

Toscas Prism: Three Moments of Western Cultural History

Deborah Burton

Published January 13th 2005
ISBN : 9781555536169
Hardcover
326 pages
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Giacomo Puccinis Tosca, which premiered in Rome in 1900, is one of the most popular operas in the repertory. Based on Victorien Sardous play La Tosca, the enduring tale of love, lust, jealousy, and politics takes place in the specific setting andMoreGiacomo Puccinis Tosca, which premiered in Rome in 1900, is one of the most popular operas in the repertory. Based on Victorien Sardous play La Tosca, the enduring tale of love, lust, jealousy, and politics takes place in the specific setting and time of the Eternal City in June 1800, and draws on the historical events following the fall of the Roman republic. In this extraordinary collection, distinguished musicologists, historians, theater professionals, and luminaries of the operatic stage reflect on three diverse moments of European history - 1800, 1900, 2000 - through the refracting prism of Puccinis Tosca, providing multidimensional images of each period from a wide range of perspectives.