Opera at the Cinema: Tosca
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Presented by the Zurich Opera House. Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca is melodrama at its purest, a festival of lush melodies and dramatic outbursts that remains one of this composer’s most popular works to this day.
It is also a genuine “action opera,” a realistic crime story, complete with torture, betrayal, murder, sex and suicide. And in the production from the Zurich Opera presented here, it is a gripping, heart-stopping psychosexual study of three tragically and fatally interwoven figures.
As rendered by Emily Magee, Tosca is the veritable incarnation of a prima donna, a striking beauty, strong yet vulnerable. Magee fully inhabits the role, casting her tender moments with her lover Cavaradossi in
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