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14/01/1900 Giacomo Puccini's opera "Tosca" premieres in Rome

It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome, at what’s now the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, and in just over a year, it had played on four continents. The opera was a success at the box office, but the critics generally turned thumbs down on it, finding its sadism and scenes of attempted rape and physical and mental torture repulsive.

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