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OPERA REVIEW

'Tosca' opens Lyric Opera season with a high

Mussolini-era version delivers

Jill Gardner as Floria Tosca and Diego Torre as Mario Cavaradossi in Boston Lyric Opera's production of 'Tosca.' Jill Gardner as Floria Tosca and Diego Torre as Mario Cavaradossi in Boston Lyric Opera's production of "Tosca." (Photo credit: Jeffrey Dunn)
By Matthew Guerrieri
Globe Correspondent / November 9, 2010

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Opera junkies can’t score a much purer hit than “Tosca.’’ Giacomo Puccini’s 1900 melodrama mainlines passion, jealousy, sex, and vengeance with such brilliantly ruthless efficiency that even a comparatively bad production is a decent fix. So when the production is as good as Boston Lyric Opera’s season-opening offering at the Shubert Theatre, it’s potent stuff. (Full article: 542 words)

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