Tosca's Kiss

Tosca's Kiss

Director: Daniel Schmid Cast: Sara Scuderi, Giovanni Puligheddu, Leonida Bellon

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Overview

Before he died in 1902, Giuseppe Verdi inaugurated a home for retired artists in Milan, a project he had worked on for some time. This home is maintained by the Friends of the Casa Verdi, after Verdi's royalties that supported the home ran out in the 1960s. Director Daniel Schmid interviews several of the operatic stars living there in 1984: Sara Scuderi, Giuseppe Manachini, Leonida Bellon, and the composer and conductor Puligheddu. The singers reminisce about their past and display an independent, extroverted spirit that does not need rehearsing to come alive. Both Verdi fans and opera aficionados will especially enjoy this "off-stage" look at a group of performers in retirement.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/04/2014
UPC: 0854565001701
Original Release: 1984
Source: Icarus Films
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:27:00
Sales rank: 37,383

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Tosca's Kiss
1. Chapter 1 [:31]
2. Casa Verdi [3:54]
3. Tosca's Kiss [2:17]
4. Signs of Old Age [2:19]
5. Signora Scuderi [3:17]
6. Otello Act IV Scene 4 [1:54]
7. Signora Lari [2:09]
8. Everyday Life [4:55]
9. Giuseppina Sani, Giuli Scaramelli [1:48]
10. Sara Scuderi's Memories, Tosca Act II [3:19]
11. Sara Scuderi's Room [3:34]
12. Nabuco - Chorus, Act III, Scene 4 [5:17]
13. Anna Bolena - Act III, Scene 3 [:56]
14. Della Benning, Giuseppe Manacchini [3:07]
15. Duet - Sara Scuderi & Leonida Bellon [3:26]
16. Ida Bida [:51]
17. Malia [3:42]
18. Signora Giulietta Simionato, Giuseppe Manacchini [3:57]
19. Music as a Universal Language - Paraphrase [3:05]
20. Sole Mio - Rigoletto [6:06]
21. Visit From Sara Scuderi - Dress Rehearsal [7:00]
22. Giovanni Erminio Puligheddu [10:47]
23. Tosca - Act II Close [2:56]
24. Thaïs - Cesare Perugia [2:21]
25. Credits [4:09]

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