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Live Screening

Live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Tosca

by Giacomo Puccini

7th February 2018  Wednesday   7:15pm

Live from the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

Tosca

by Giacomo Puccini

The painter Mario Cavaradossi helps a fugitive escape - and so attracts the attention of Scarpia, the sadistic Chief of Police.  Scarpia captures Cavaradossi and has him tortured within earshot of his lover, the singer Tosca.

From its strident opening chords, Tosca conjures up a world of political instability and menace.  The Chief of Police, Scarpia - one of the most malevolent villains in opera - ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state.  His dark, demonic music contrasts with the expansive melodies of the idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, who express their passion in sublime arias, including Vissi d’arte and E lucevan le stelle.  Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 première, and it remains one of the most performed of all operas.  With its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why.

Music Giacomo Puccini
Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Director Jonathan Kent
Designer Paul Brown
Lighting designer Mark Henderson
 
Conductor Dan Ettinger
Floria Tosca Adrianne Pieczonka
Mario Cavaradossi Joseph Calleja
Baron Scarpia Gerald Finley
Spoletta Aled Hall
Cesare Angelotti Simon Shibambu
Sacristan Jeremy White
Sciarrone Jihoon Kim
Chorus Royal Opera Chorus
Concert Master Sergey Levitin
Orchestra Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

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