Sonya Yoncheva’s sublime performance as Tosca, the main character of Puccini’s masterpiece, has been the highlight of New York’s opera scene this January. The Bulgarian soprano has taken on the role of the ill-fated diva at the Met for the first time, but her interpretation is far from that of a debutant. The drama unfolds in Rome, June 1800 as the city is threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of Italy.

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