Tosca Fantasy

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Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini (arr. Ralph Hermann)

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General Info

Year: 1900 / 1972
Duration: c. 6:40
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Publisher: Podium
Cost: Score and Parts – $90.00.

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Program Notes

Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 14 January 1900. The work, based on Victorien Sardou's 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples's control of Rome threatened by Napoleon's invasion of Italy. It contains depictions of torture, murder and suicide, as well as some of Puccini's best-known lyrical arias.

While critics have frequently dismissed the opera as a facile melodrama with confusions of plot, the power of its score and the inventiveness of its orchestration have been widely acknowledged. The dramatic force of Tosca and its characters continues to fascinate both performers and audiences, and the work remains one of the most frequently performed operas.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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  • Lake Agassiz Wind Symphony (Fargo, N.D.) (Warren Olfert, conductor; Carolyn Braus, alto saxophone) - 14 January 2023
  • The Philharmonic Winds (Singapore) (Leonard Tan, conductor; Samuel Phua, saxophone) – 30 December 2017
  • Los Angeles (Calif.) Winds (Stephen Piazza, conductor) – 19 June 2016
  • Virginia Grand Military Band (Alexandria) (Arnald Gabriel, conductor; Dale Underwood, alto saxophone) – 6 February 2016

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