Composers and the Voice, Libretto Analysis 1 - Tosca - part 2 (macrocosmic)
Let's look at the big structure of the libretto to "Tosca." 3 Acts. Why 3 acts? Why not 2? Why not 4? Act 1 - The Church of Sant' Andrea della Valle - noon
Act 2 - Pazazzo Farnese - that evening
Act 3 - Castel Sant' Angelo - 4:00 the next morning
What do each of these acts share in common? What strikes you as notable in the storytelling? Go!