"Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini, conducted by Bruno Bartoletti, directed by Gianfranco de Bosio, with the Ambrosian Singers and the New Philharmonia Orchestra. Filmed in the authentic Roman locations specified in the score, this "Tosca" absolutely pulsates with tension and excitement. The first act was shot in the splendid Baroque church of Sant'Andrea della Valle. The second act was filmed in papal apartments in the Castel Sant'Angelo resembling those in the Palazzo Farnese, which is now the French Embassy and off-limits to film teams. The final act was filmed on the banks of the Tiber and on the ramparts of the ancient Castel Sant'Angelo. Raina Kabaivanska is a memorable Tosca, restless, jealously provocative and powerfully determined. With Plácido Domingo's heroically passionate portrayal of Cavaradossi and Sherrill Milnes' ruthless and eruptively sensual Scarpia, this "Tosca" is a winner.