Tosca - Bayerische Staatsoper (2016) - Tosca - Bayerische Staatsoper (2016)

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They are two artists in love: Mario Cavaradossi paints pictures for the Roman clergy but sympathizes with the “repubblica romana” and hides an escaped supporter of that republic in his garden. Floria Tosca makes glowing appearances as a singer at celebrations for opponents of the republic. But her love for Mario is the driving force of her life. He falls victim to the brutal cruelty of the state. Its enforcer, Baron Scarpia, may be driven by political zeal. In the case of Tosca and Mario, though, his motive is jealous lechery. To save Mario’s life, Tosca gives in to Scarpia’s extortive deal.

According to legend, Verdi had wanted to set the sensationalistic French play by Victorien Sardou, with some borrowings from political history, to music, but considered himself too old for the task. Then Puccini couldn’t resist the temptation to take Tosca as an opera plot. He created a music drama all’italiana, a veritable drama of voices and orchestra, which places the inner motivations and acts of the pragmatists, their hopeless entanglements in the machinery of subjugation in stark contrast to the musical naturalism of banal everyday life all around them.

Above it all, however, stand the beauty, power and loneliness of the voice, her voice, the voice of Tosca.

More information is available on the opera house's official website.

Schedule

May 08, 2016 19:00:00

May 11, 2016 19:00:00

May 14, 2016 18:00:00

June 25, 2016 19:00:00

June 28, 2016 19:00:00

July 01, 2016 19:00:00

Casting

Luc Bondy

Karel Mark Chichon

Kirill Petrenko

Sondra Radvanovsky

Anja Harteros

Jorge de León

Jonas Kaufmann

Ambrogio Maestri

Bryn Terfel

Goran Jurić

Kevin Conners

Christian Rieger

Christoph Stephinger

Igor Tsarkov

Tölzer Knabenchor

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Conductor

Floria Tosca

Floria Tosca

Mario Cavaradossi

Mario Cavaradossi

Scarpia

Scarpia

Cesare Angelotti

Spoletta

Sciarrone

Sagrestano

Un Carceriere

Un Pastore

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