1962 Met Opera Recording of Puccini's TOSCA: November 7 at 1 PM on WRTI

Nov 7, 2015

Critics and opera lovers alike think that this is the TOSCA to own. It's the Metropolitan Opera broadcast from April 7, 1962, and we're bringing it to you this Saturday, November 7 from 1 to 4 pm during WRTI's Annual Opera Day celebration. Check out Opera Day details here!

The all-star cast features Leontyne Price in the title role, in an electrifying performance of one of Puccini's most beloved operas. Kurt Adler conducts.

Here's tenor Jonas Kaufmann singing the famous aria "E lucevan le stelle" from Tosca:

Cast:

Tosca:  Leontyne Price, soprano

Cavaradossi:  Franco Corelli, tenor

Scarpia:  Cornell MacNeil, baritone

Sacristan:  Ezio Flagello, bass

Angelotti:  Norman Scott, bass

Sciarrone:  George Cehanovsky, baritone

Spoletta:  Paul Franke, tenor

The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus

Kurt Adler, conductor

Synopsis