A 2MBS Fine Music Sydney tradition for more than 40 years, AT THE OPERA brings you favourite and lesser-known operas, in full.

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Our next AT THE OPERA is on 24 April and will be presented by Jules Laurent.

Puccini, G., Tosca. Opera in three acts. Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. First performed Rome, 1900.

Famous soprano, Floria Tosca, is the jealous lover of an artist, Mario Cavaradossi. While Mario is painting an altarpiece in a church, he helps a revolutionary comrade, Cesare Angelotti, escape from the police. The evil Baron Scarpia, chief of police, arrests Mario on suspicion of assisting the fugitive to escape. Desiring Tosca, Scarpia promises her lover’s liberty in return for her favours. An angry Tosca agrees. Scarpia orders a fake execution, but, when he approaches Tosca, she stabs and kills him. At dawn the execution takes place but, in the meantime, Scarpia has changed his orders. Tosca is devastated when she finds that the execution was real and her lover is dead. She leaps to her death from the castle ramparts.

AT THE OPERA is followed by MUSIC OF THE NIGHT, a program featuring modern classical music for late night listening. It is a treat for the adventurous ear. The playlists are available from our Daily Guide, or within the pages of Fine Music Magazine.

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