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Freedom Versus Tyranny

While on the one hand, a controversial subject matter and the musical merits of Puccini's "Tosca" would continue to divide opinion for years after its premiere in 1900, on the other, the strength of its dramatic impact immediately struck a chord with audiences. Today Donald Macleod considers how Puccini's masterful adaptation turned Victorien Sardou's play, originally a vehicle for the actress Sarah Bernhardt, into an operatic tour de force.

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Wed 1 Jul 2015 18:30

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