avantiWhile we’re waiting for further news on the final Tosca of the Met season, La Cieca suggests we consider the diva and the non-diva, on the other side of the jump.

First, Anna Magnani is, as La Cieca imagines, Floria Tosca backstage at a provincial gig.

And now, another view of the character from Catherine Malfitano, who is directing Tosca for the English National Opera.

The danger of perfection