Giacomo Puccini – Tosca

Opera in three acts. Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giacomo Giacosa, based on the play La Tosca by Victorien Sardou (1888), a role made famous by Sarah Bernhardt. First performed in the Liceo Musicale G. Rossini, Pesaro, on 2 March 1896.   Act 1   The church of Sant’Andrea delle Valle in Rome; alas, it […]

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Umberto Giordano – Fedora

Opera in three acts. Libretto by Arturo Colautti based on the play Fedora (1882) by Victorien Sardou, written for the actress Sarah Bernhardt. First performed in the Teatro Lirico in Milan on 17 November 1898. Act 1 St Petersburg in the winter of 1881: the palace of Count Vladimir Andreievich, Captain of the City Guard […]

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