tosca

View of soprano Leontyne Price in Puccini’s opera, “Tosca.” Stamped on back: “NBC photo.” Handwritten on back: “Miss Price in Act II.”

  • Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library

sapphicaspiewitch  asked:

I'M LOVE THE FLUFFER

SHE IS SO GOOD AND PRECIOUS

SHE SQUEAKS BECAUSE SHE CAN’T MEOW PROPERLY AND LOVES PETS AND FOOD MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THIS WORLD

LOOK AT THIS FAT BEAN, SHE’S A PERFECT CAT LOAF

SHE LIKES TO HIDE IN BLANKETS AND UNDER LEGS

SHE LIKES CHASING AND HAS CAUGHT CASTIEL MORE THAN ONCE

SHE’S SUCH A PERFECT PRECIOUS BEAN, I’M GONNA CRY, I JUST LOVE HER SO MUCH

How to write a Puccini opera

Step 1 - Attention-grabbing, one-measure introductory motif. Bring back when you need to wrench the audience back into the action.
Step 2 - introduce romantic, but abusive male lead
Step 3 - introduce innocent goddess female lead
Step 4 - high C’s mean we’re in love!
Step 5 - give woman a dagger (or tuberculosis, you know, your choice)
Step 6 - ???
Step 7 - everyone’s dead and you’re rich!

Puccini: Tosca - Act 3: E Lucevan Le Stelle
Plácido Domingo
Puccini: Tosca - Act 3: E Lucevan Le Stelle

O! dolci baci, o languide carezze,
mentr'io fremente le belle forme disciogliea dai veli!
Svanì per sempre il sogno mio d'amore.
L'ora è fuggita, e muoio disperato!
E muoio disperato!
E non ho amato mai tanto la vita,
tanto la vita!

Oh, sweet kisses and languorous caresses,
While feverishly I stripped the beautiful form of its veils!
Forever, my dream of love has vanished.
That moment has fled, and I die in desperation!
And I die in desperation!
And I never before loved life so much,
Loved life so much!