Music and Vision homepage Jenna Orkin: Writer Wannabe Seeks Brush With Death - From the heights of greatness (the Juilliard School; musicians Rosalyn Tureck and Nadia Boulanger) via way-ward paths to the depths of wickedness these reminiscences will entertain and enlighten.

 

Ensemble

A Philological 'Tosca'

GIUSEPPE PENNISI reports from Rome

 

Tosca needs no introduction. The opera is one of Giacomo Puccini's war horses as well as one of the most performed music dramas worldwide. Indeed, Tosca is the first Italian music drama. The date of its debut in the Rome Opera House, 14 January 1900, is considered as the turning point in Italian music — the real start of the musical twentieth century...

Copyright © 8 March 2015 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

-------

GIACOMO PUCCINI

TOSCA

ROME

ITALY

GIUSEPPE GIACOSA

LUIGI ILLICA

ROBERTO GABBIANI

 << M&V home       Concert reviews        Mark Bebbington >>

 

Cadenza Programme Note Library - Programme Notes by Mike Wheeler