Opera Daily 🎶 — The Love Duet from Tosca
Good morning, friends! If you missed any of the previous pieces (this turned out to be Tosca month!), you can catch up here:
Today we’re listening to…
The love duet from Puccini’s Tosca. In this scene, Tosca is convinced she overheard Cavaradossi talking to another woman. Then she sees Cavaradossi’s new painting of a woman (that is not her!) and turns super jealous. Cavaradossi attempts to calm her down with “Qual’occhio al mondo”, telling her “what eyes in the world could compare to yours!” She leaves, still demanding that he change the eyes in the painting. 🤪
We are featuring tenor Luciano Pavarotti and soprano Shirley Verrett in this scene from the 1978 Metropolitan Opera production of Tosca.
🎧 Listen here (5 minute listen): Luciano Pavarotti (Mario Cavaradossi), Shirley Verrett (Tosca), James Conlon, conductor, Tito Gobbi, director, Metropolitan Opera production, 1978