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On the Trail of Tosca

Posted on the 04 November 2011 by Irinastanescu

Castel Sant’Angelo – from which Tosca leaps to her death

Photo @Royal Opera House Covent Garden

Found this article very interesting. Gavin Plumley thought of finding out if the settings in the opera are real or just vivid imagination. So he went to Rome and visited The Church of Sant’Andrea della Valle (Act I), the Palazzo Farnese (Act II) and Castel Sant’Angelo (Act III). I was surprised to read that Palazzo Farnese still exists and houses the French Embassy in Rome :). But that's all I say. . It's a very enjoyable Saturday morning reading.

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