Tosca’s Kiss

Director: Daniel Schmid

(1984, 87 minutes)

Meet the residents of the “Casa di Riposo” in Milan, the world’s first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896. A touching and often hilarious film on the subject of aging and the enduring power of music, Tosca’s Kiss captures a world in which these singers relive and reenact their triumphant roles of the glorious past.

* The exhibition Verdi: Creating Otello and Falstaff—Highlights from the Ricordi Archive will be open for program attendees.

Friday, October 18, 7 PM
Exhibition-related films are free with museum admission.

Advance reservations for members only. Tickets are available at the Tickets Desk on the day of the screening.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.