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Sunday, February 5, 2012


Congratulations to the New York Giants, winners of Super Bowl XLVI.

We're celebrating with an excerpt from Act II of Puccini's Tosca. Filmed at the Met in 1978, with Luciano Pavarotti as Cavaradossi and Shirley Verrett as Floria Tosca. Thanks to a sharp-eyed reader who spotted when the clip was from.

Hit it, Luciano!

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