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“The soprano Patricia Racette was magnificent as The Mother…”

—Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times | Il Prigioniero | New York Philharmonic

“Racette had sung her first San Francisco Tosca, overshadowing all others in recent memory… ‘Vissi d’arte,’ delivered with the passion of the truly devout, was pure and affecting. This was a magnificent assumption, by an artist at the peak of her powers.”

—Georgia Rowe, Opera News

“…the cast is new, and utterly fabulous. Patricia Racette is a deeply affecting and impassioned Tosca; …this role suits her beautifully. She sang with uncommon richness, expressivity and honesty. In the soaring phrases of ‘Vissi d’arte’ she captured both the dignity and despair of the character: a great diva, yet a devout woman and fiercely jealous lover.”

—Anthony Tommasini, The New York Times | Tosca | The Metropolitan Opera

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