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Filmed at the height of Luciano Pavarotti's career, this DVD of a performance from December 19th, 1978 captures Pavarotti in one of his most acclaimed roles: Puccini's Cavaradossi. Specially restored and released for the first time on any format, this rare treat also includes remarkable bonus features: Unique footage of Luciano Pavarotti in a music rehearsal with Shirley Verrett and James Conlon. Also included is a discussion between the greatest of all Scarpias, Italian baritone Tito Gobbi (who was Maria Callas' frequent stage partner in this opera) and the Scarpia of this production, Cornell MacNeil.
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Works DetailsPuccini, Giacomo : Tosca
- Performers: Shirley Verrett (Soprano); Luciano Pavarotti (Tenor); Cornell MacNeil (Baritone)
- Conductor: James Conlon
- Ensemble: Metropolitan Opera Orchestra
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta
- Written: 1900