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Tosca's Prism
Three Moments in Western Cultural History
Deborah Burton, ed.; Susan Vandiver Nicassio, ed.; Agostino Ziino, ed.; Julian Budden, fwd.; Simonetta Puccini, fwd.




Northeastern University Press
2005 • 256 pp. 7 illus. 6 x 9"
Music / Cultural Studies / Opera


$40.00 Hardcover, 978-1-55553-616-9




“This collection possesses singular importance in the scholarly literature on Tosca with expert writers and insightful investigations. It provides a most valuable addition to the limited contemporary research on the music and times of Puccini.” The Opera Journal

Distinguished musicologists, historians, theater professionals, and luminaries of the operatic stage reflect on European history in 1800, 1900 and 2000 through the prism of Puccini's Tosca

Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, which premiered in Rome in 1900, is one of the most popular operas in the repertory. Based on Victorien Sardou's play La Tosca, the enduring tale of love, lust, jealousy, and politics takes place in the specific setting and time of the Eternal City in June 1800, and draws on the historical events following the fall of the Roman republic. This extraordinary collection provides multidimensional images of each period from a wide range of perspectives.






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