Tosca

More info on Tosca

Composer:

Giacomo Antonio Puccini

Librettist:

Giuseppe Giacosa, and Luigi Illica

Premiere:

14 January 1900, Rome (Teatro Costanzi)

Language:

Italian

Synopsis:

Tosca Synopsis

Libretto:

Tosca Libretto

Translation(s):

English Deutsch

About the opera Tosca

Tosca (Italian pronunciation: ) is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 14 January 1900. The work, based on Victorien Sardou's 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples's control of Rome threatened by Napoleon's invasion of Italy. It contains depictions of torture, murder and suicide, yet also includes some of Puccini's best-known lyrical arias, and has inspired memorable performances from many of opera's leading singers.
Puccini saw Sardou's play when it was touring Italy in 1889 and, after some vacillation, obtained the rights to turn the work into an opera in 1895. Turning the wordy French play into a succinct Italian opera took four years, during which the composer repeatedly argued with his librettists and publisher. Tosca premiered at a time of unrest in Rome, and its first performance was delayed for a day for fear of disturbances. Despite indifferent reviews from the critics, the opera was an immediate success with the public.
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Roles in Tosca

Floria Tosca Soprano
Mario Cavaradossi Tenor
Baron Scarpia Baritone
Cesare Angelotti Bass
A Sacristan Baritone
Spoletta Tenor
Sciarrone Bass
A Jailer Bass

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All scenes from Tosca

Arias from Tosca
Duets from Tosca

Nr.Title sceneOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Overture

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1

Type: instrumentalVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
2Ah! finalmente!

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.01

Type: recitativeVoice: B Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/A Sacristan/Cavaradossi
3E sempre lava

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.02

Type: recitativeVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: A Sacristan
4Santa ampolle

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.03-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: A Sacristan
5Recondita armonia di belezza

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cavaradossi
6Dammi i colori..Recondite armonia

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04

Type: recitativeVoice: T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cavaradossi/Scarpia
7Gente la dentro!

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/Cavaradossi
8Voi Cavaradossi

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.05

Type: recitativeVoice: B TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/Cavaradossi
9Mario Mario son qui!

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.06

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Cavaradossi
10Ora stammi a sentir

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.07

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Cavaradossi
11Non la sospiri la nostra casetta

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.08

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca
12Or lasciami al lavoro

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.09

Type: recitativeVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cavaradossi/Tosca
13Chi e quella donna bionda lassu

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.10

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Cavaradossi
14Ah! quegli occhi

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.11-1

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Cavaradossi
15Qual occhi al mondo puo

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.11-2

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Cavaradossi
16E buona la mia Tosca

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.12

Type: recitativeVoice: B T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Angelotti/Cavaradossi/A Sacristan
17Tutta qui la cantoria

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.13

Type: recitative,choirVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: A Sacristan
18Un tal baccano in chiesa

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.14

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
19Tosca che non mi veda

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.15

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Tosca/A Sacristan
20Or tutto e chiaro

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.16

Type: recitativeVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Tosca
21Ed io venivo a lui

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.17

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
22Tre sbirre una carrozza

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.18

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
23Va Tosca! Nel tuo cor s'annida Scarpia

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.19

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
24Te deum

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 1.20

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
25Tosca e buon falco

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
26Ella vera

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02-1

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
27Ha piu forte sapore

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.02-2

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Spoletta
28O galantuomo

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.03

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Spoletta
29Meno male!

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.04-1

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Cavaradossi
30Egli e la sale ascende

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.04-2

Type: recitativeVoice: T Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Spoletta/Scarpia/Cavaradossi
31Dove Angelotti?

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.05

Type: recitativeVoice: Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Cavaradossi
32Ed or fra noi parliam da boni amici

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.06

Type: Voice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
33Orsu Tosca parlate

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.07

Type: duetVoice: Br SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Tosca
34Ahime! Mario consenti chio parli

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.08

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
35Floria..amore Vittoria

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.09

Type: trioVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia/Cavaradossi
36Nel pozzo del giardino Vittoria

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.10

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
37Vittoria Vittoria!

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S Br TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia/Cavaradossi
38Quanto quanto ..il prezzo

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.12-1

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
39Gia mi dicon venal

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.12-2

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
40Se la giurata fede

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.12-3

Type: aria,recitativeVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
41Ah! piuttosto giu m'avvento

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.13

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
42Vissi d'arte vissi d'amore

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.14-1

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca
43Vedi le man giunte io stendo

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.14-2

Type: recitativeVoice: S T BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Spoletta/Scarpia
44Risolvi mi vuoi supplice

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.14-3

Type: recitativeVoice: Br S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia/Tosca/Spoletta
45Ebben? ma libero all istante lo voglio

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.15-1

Type: duetVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
46Io tenni la promessa

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.16

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: Italian

Roles: Scarpia
47E qual via scegliete?

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.17

Type: recitativeVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
48Tosca finalmente mia

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.18

Type: ensembleVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
49E avanti a lui tramava tutta Roma

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 2.19

Type: ensembleVoice: S BrLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Scarpia
50Io de sospiri

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.01

Type: choirVoice: n/aLanguage: Italian

Roles:
51Mario Cavaradossi?

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.02

Type: duetVoice: T BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cavaradossi/A Jailer
52E lucevan le stelle

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.03

Type: ariaVoice: tenorLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cavaradossi
53Ah! franchigia a Floria Tosca

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.04

Type: duetVoice: T SLanguage: Italian

Roles: Cavaradossi/Tosca
54Il tuo sangue o il mio amore

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca
55O dolce mani mansuete e pure

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.06

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Cavaradossi
56Senti l'ora e vicina

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.07

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca
57Amaro sol per te m'era il morire

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.08

Type: duetVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Cavaradossi
58E non giungono

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.09

Type: recitativeVoice: S TLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Cavaradossi
59Come e lunga l'attesa

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.10

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca
60Mario su presto!

Opera: ToscaComposer: PucciniAct: 3.11

Type: recitativeVoice: S BLanguage: Italian

Roles: Tosca/Sciarrone