Metropolitan Opera: Tosca

Apr 7, 2020

Michael Volle as Scarpia and Anna Netrebko in the title role of Puccini's "Tosca."
Credit Ken Howard / Met Opera

The 2019-20 Metropolitan Opera Radio Broadcast season continues with Puccini’s thriller Tosca, starring Anna Netrebko in the title role, in a performance that was originally recorded live at the Met on April 30, 2018.

The superstar soprano took on the iconic role of the fiery diva Floria Tosca for the very first time that month at the Met. Tenor Yusif Eyvazov starred opposite her as Tosca’s lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle was Scarpia, Rome’s chief of police, who lusts after Tosca.

Bertrand de Billy conducted the Met Orchestra and Chorus in Puccini’s sumptuously dramatic score. Tosca will be heard over Toll Brothers-Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network at 1:00 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 11.

To view an English translation of the libretto, click here.