Il Bacio di Tosca, a film by Daniel Schmid

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For the closing event of this year’s Settimana della Lingua Italiana, please join the Embassy of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Embassy of Switzerland to the United States for a special screening of Tosca’s Kiss by Daniel Schimd, restored to its full glory for Dustin Hoffman by the Cinémathèque Suisse on the occasion of the film’s 30th anniversary.

Meet the inhabitants of "Casa Verdi" in Milan, the world's first nursing home for retired opera singers, founded by composer Giuseppe Verdi in 1896. In his documentary film Tosca's Kiss, which has developed an underground cult following over the years and is a favorite among opera and music lovers worldwide, Swiss director Daniel Schmid has captured a world in which these wonderful singers (many of whom had significant careers on the opera stage) re-live and re-enact their triumphant roles of the glorious past.

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