Opera - Tosca

   
 GIACOMO PUCCINI
 Tosca 117:44  
  An opera in three acts  
  Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after the play La Tosca by Victorien Sardou  
  English version by Edmund Tracey  
   
  Act I  
1 Opening - 'Ah! Here in safety!' 2:08
  Angelotti  
2 'I don't believe it . . .' 3:31
  Sacristan, Cavaradossi  
3 'Give me my palette!' 5:45
  Cavaradossi, Sacristan, Angelotti, Tosca  
4 'Mario! Mario! Mario!' 3:01
  Tosca, Cavaradossi  
5 'Our little house in the country' 4:27
  Tosca, Cavaradossi  
6 'What eyes in all the world' 9:34
  Cavaradossi, Tosca, Angelotti, Sacristan  
7 'All the choir in here at once!' 1:16
  Sacristan, Choir  
8 'You make the church a fairground!' 1:28
  Scarpia, Sacristan, Spoletta  
9 'Mario?! Mario?!' 7:12
  Tosca, Sacristan, Scarpia  
10 'Three agents, go in a carriage . . .' 4:48
  Scarpia, Spoletta, Choir  
   
  Act II  
11 'Tosca, my falcon' 3:27
  Scarpia, Sciarrone  
12 'Richer far is the flavour' 2:25
  Scarpia, Sciarrone, Spoletta  
13 'It seemed wise to arrest him . . .' 4:22
  Spoletta, Scarpia, Choir, Cavaradossi, Tosca  
14 'Now you and I can talk' 5:15
  Scarpia, Tosca, Sciarrone, Cavaradossi  
15 'Enough. Tosca, your answer' 3:49
  Scarpia, Tosca, Cavaradossi, Spolettaa, Sciarrone  
16 'Floria!' 4:28
  Cavaradossi, Tosca, Scarpia, Sciarrone  
17 'How much?' 4:41
  Tosca, Scarpia  
18 'Life has taught me singing and loving' 7:15
  Tosca, Scarpia, Spoleta  
19 'Which route have you chosen?' 6:55
  Scarpia, Tosca  
   
  Act III  
20 'No words can cheer me' 10:12
  A Shepherd Boy, Jailor, Cavaradossi  
21 'All the stars shone in heaven' 5:58
  Cavaradossi, Tosca  
22 'Oh, hands of mercy' 8:35
  Cavaradossi, Tosca, Jailor  
23 'What a time they are taking!' 4:04
  Tosca, Spoletta, Sciarrone, Soldiers  
   
 Jane Eaglen soprano - Floria Tosca
 Dennis O'Neill tenor - Mario Cavaradossi
 Gregory Yurisich baritone - Baron Scarpia
 Peter Rose bass - Cesare Angelotti
 Andrew Shore bass-baritone - Sacristan
 John Daszak tenor - Spoletta
 Christopher Booth-Jones bass - Sciarrone
 Ashley Holland bass - Jailor
 Charbel Michael alto - A Shepherd Boy
 David Parry
  25-27 & 29-30 August 1995