Opera - Tosca

 GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858-1924)
   
 Tosca Highlights 73:37  
  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  
  from Act I  
1 'Mario! Mario! Mario!' 3:04
  Tosca, Cavaradossi  
2 'Our little house in the country' 4:27
  Tosca, Cavaradossi  
3 'What eyes in all the wide world' 5:42
  Cavaradossi, Tosca  
  * * *  
4 '(Ah, that explains it)' 7:45
  Scarpia, Tosca, Sacristan  
   
  from Act II  
5 'It seemed wise to arrest him . . .' 4:22
  Spoletta, Scarpia, Choir, Cavaradossi, Tosca  
6 'Now you and I can talk' 5:14
  Scarpia, Tosca, Sciarrone, Cavaradossi  
7 'Enough. Tosca, your answer' 3:48
  Scarpia, Tosca, Cavaradossi, Spoletta, Sciarrone  
8 'Floria!' 4:27
  Cavaradossil, Tosca, Scarpia, Sciarrone  
9 'How much?' 4:40
  Tosca, Scarpia  
10 'Life has taught me singing and loving' 7:15
  Tosca, Scarpia, Spoletta  
11 'Which route have you chosen?' 6:52
  Scarpia, Tosca  
   
  from Act III  
12 'Ah! Safe-conduct for Floria Tosca . . .' 2:49
  Cavaradossi, Tosca  
13 'Oh, hands of mercy' 8:34
  Cavaradossi, Tosca, Jailor  
14 'What a time they are taking!' 4:01
  Tosca, Spoletta, Sciarrone, Soldiers  
 Jane Eaglen soprano - Floria Tosca
 Dennis O'Neill tenor - Mario Cavaradossi
 Gregory Yurisich baritone - Baron Scarpia
 Andrew Shore baritone - Sacristan
 John Daszak tenor - Spoletta
 Christopher Booth-Jones baritone - Sciarrone
 Ashley Holland baritone - Jailor
 David Parry
  25-27 & 29-30 August 1995