Tosca - Royal Opera House Covent Garden (2016) - Tosca - Royal Opera House Covent Garden (2016)

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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. Giacomo Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit with audiences on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas.

A candle-lit church, Scarpia’s gloomy study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of a Roman dawn: Jonathan Kent’s naturalistic production throws into relief the ruthlessly taut drama, as the tension is wound up towards its fateful conclusion. Puccini’s score is infused with the same authentic detail, from distant cannon fire during the Act I Te Deum to tolling church bells and the sounds of a firing squad.

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

Schedule

January 09, 2016 19:30:00

January 11, 2016 19:30:00

January 12, 2016 19:30:00

January 15, 2016 19:30:00

January 18, 2016 19:30:00

January 21, 2016 19:30:00

January 25, 2016 19:30:00

January 29, 2016 19:30:00

February 02, 2016 19:30:00

February 05, 2016 19:30:00

Casting

Jonathan Kent

Jonathan Kent

Emmanuel Villaume

Paul Wynne Griffiths

Angela Gheorghiu

Amanda Echalaz

Francesco Meli

Riccardo Massi

Samuel Youn

Roberto Frontali

Yuriy Yurchuk

Hubert Francis

David Shipley

Donald Maxwell

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Conductor

Conductor

Floria Tosca

Floria Tosca

Mario Cavaradossi

Mario Cavaradossi

Scarpia

Scarpia

Cesare Angelotti

Spoletta

Sciarrone

Sagrestano

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