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Te deum

Opera details:

Opera title:



Giacomo Antonio Puccini




Tosca Synopsis


Tosca Libretto


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Aria details:




Baron Scarpia





Previous scene: Va Tosca! Nel tuo cor s'annida Scarpia
Next scene: Tosca e buon falco

Tosca (Te Deum) - Andreas Poulimenos (Scarpia) & Julia DeLarosa (Tosca)

Singer: Andreas Poulimenos

Scarpia orders his agents to follow her, assuming she will lead them to Cavaradossi and Angelotti, and privately gloats as he reveals his intentions to ravish Tosca and hang Cavaradossi. A procession enters the church singing the Te Deum; finally Scarpia's reverie is broken and he joins the chorus in the prayer.

Tosca (Italian pronunciation: [?t?ska]) 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.
Musically, Tosca is structured as a through-composed work, with arias, recitative, choruses and other elements musically woven into a seamless whole. Puccini used Wagnerian leitmotifs (short musical statements) to identify characters, objects and ideas. While critics have frequently dismissed the opera as a facile melodrama with confusions of plot—musicologist Joseph Kerman famously called it a "shabby little shocker"—the power of its score and the inventiveness of its orchestration have been widely acknowledged. The dramatic force of Tosca and its characters continues to fascinate both performers and audiences, and the work remains one of the most frequently performed operas. Many recordings of the work have been issued, both of studio and live performances.

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky Puccini Tosca Moscou 2013 2945
6 - Dmitri Hvorostovsky
Ruggero Raimondi Tosca Va Tosca Te Deum 2937
6 - Ruggero Raimondi

Tosca Te Deum Bryn Terfel The Royal Opera 2934
6 - Bryn Terfel
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6 - Ambrogio Maestri

Tito Gobbi in the Te Deum scene 2946
6 - Tito Gobbi
Tre sbirri una carrozzaVa Tosca Te Deum Sherrill Milneswmv 2936
6 - Sherrill Milnes

TOSCA Thomas Hampson as Scarpia Va Tosca Te Deum 2947
6 - Thomas Hampson

Puccini Tosca Samuel Ramey Te Deum  2939
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Scarpia s Te Deum Tosca Leo Nucci 2000 2949
6 - Leo Nucci
Te Deum ERWIN SCHROTT SCARPIA in Tosca 2017 2948
6 - Erwin Schrott

TOSCA Te Deum wyk Gidon Saks Bregenz 2007 2967
6 - Gidon Saks
Te Deum Tosca Puccini Ingvar Wixell 2941
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Te Deum Tosca Coro Lirico Cilea Teatro Antico di Taormina 2956
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Ettore Bastianini Puccini Tosca Te Deum  2954
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Armando Borgioli Te Deum Scene Tosca 57835
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Te deum Tosca e un buon falco APOLLO GRANFORTE as Scarpia 57842
6 - Apollo Granforte
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Carlo Colombara Giacomo PucciniTosca Te Deum Parma 762012 57863
7 - Carlo Colombara

Richard Fredricks Pamela Kucenic in TOSCA Act I Scene and Te Deum 57881
6 - Richard Fredricks
Tosca Act 1 Tre sbirri Una carozza Presto Te Deum  57883
6 - Giuseppe Taddei

TOSCA 78 E Lucevan Le Stelle Mario Cavaradosi Opera de Puccini 54227
5 - Beniamino Gigli
5 - Carlo Bergonzi
5 - Franco Corelli
5 - José Carreras
5 - Luciano Pavarotti
5 - Plácido Domingo
6 - Tito Gobbi

Zoran Todorovich E lucevan le stelle PucciniZeljko Lucic Te Deum Puccini O Sole mio  57776
5 - Zoran Todorovich
6 - Željko Lu?i?

Gian Giacomo Guelfi Te Deum Tosca Puccini 57780
6 - Giangiacomo Guelfi
6 - Titta Ruffo
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6 - Antonio Cotogni
6 - Titta Ruffo

Placido DomingoCAniversario Bryn TerfelTe DeumTocaPuccini 57839
5 - Plácido Domingo
6 - Bryn Terfel
Puccini Tosca Or tutto e chiaro Te deum Apollo Granforte Carmen Melis 1929 57897
1 - Carmen Melis
6 - Apollo Granforte

Puccini Tosca Or tutto e chiaro Te deum Juan Pons Sondra Radvanovsky TMRJ 2011 57898
1 - Sondra Radvanovsky
6 - Juan Pons
Puccini Tosca Or tutto e chiaro Te deum Giuseppe Taddei Renata Tebaldi TMRJ 1954 57899
1 - Renata Tebaldi
6 - Giuseppe Taddei

Puccini Tosca Or tutto e chiaro Te deum Giuseppe Taddei Regine Crespin Colon 1965 57900
2 - Régine Crespin
6 - Giuseppe Taddei


dopo aver accompagnato Tosca, ritorna presso la colonna e fa un cenno: subito si presenta Spoletta
Tre sbirri... Una carrozza...
Presto!... seguila
dovunque vada!... non visto!... provvedi!

Sta bene! Il convegno?

Palazzo Farnese!
Spoletta parte rapidamente con tre sbirri
con un sorriso sardonico

Va, Tosca! Nel tuo cuor s'annida Scarpia!...
È Scarpia che scioglie a volo
il falco della tua gelosia.
Quanta promessa nel tuo pronto sospetto!

Esce il corteggio che accompagna il Cardinale all'altare maggiore: i soldati svizzeri fanno far largo alla folla, che si dispone su due ali.
.Scarpia s'inchina e prega al passaggio del Cardinale.
Il Cardinale benedice la folla che reverente s'inchina.

Adjutorum nostrum in nomine Domini

Qui fecit coelum et terram

Sit nomen Domini benedictum

Et hoc nunc et usquem in saeculum.

con ferocia
A doppia mira
tendo il voler, né il capo del ribelle
è la più preziosa. Ah di quegli occhi
vittoriosi veder la fiamma
con passione erotica
illanguidir con spasimo d'amor,
fra le mie braccia...
L'uno al capestro,
l'altra fra le mie braccia...
resta immobile guardando nel vuoto.

Tutta la folla è rivolta verso l'altare maggiore; alcuni s'inginocchiano.

Te Deum laudamus:
Te Dominum confitemur!

riavendosi come da un sogno
Tosca, mi fai dimenticare Iddio!
s'inginocchia e prega con entusiasmo religioso

Te aeternum Patrem
omnis terra veneratur!

English Libretto or Translation:

to Spoletta, who emerges from behind the column
Three men and a carriage … Quick, follow
Wherever she goes! And take care!

Yes Sir. And where do we meet?

Farnese Palace!
Spoletta hurries out with three policemen
Now Scarpia digs a nest within your heart!
Go, Tosca. Scarpia now sets loose
The roaring falcon of your jealousy!
How great a promise in your quick suspicions!
Now Scarpia digs a nest within your heart!
Go, Tosca!

Scarpia kneels and prays as the Cardinal passes

Adjutorum nostrum in nomine Domini
Qui fecit coelum et terram
Sit nomen Domini benedictum
Et hoc nunc et usque in saeculum.

My will takes aim now at a double target,
Nor is the rebel's head the bigger prize …
Ah, to see the flame of those imperious eyes
Grow faint and languid with passion …
For him, the rope,
And for her, my arms …

Te Deum laudamus,
Te Deum confitemur!

The sacred chant from the back of the church startles him, as though awakening him from a dream. He collects himself, makes the Sign of the Cross
Tosca you make me forget God!
he kneels and prays devoutly

Te aeternum
Patrem omnis terra veneratur!

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