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:
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