Giacomo Puccini 1900
Secrets, lies, and a lethal ultimatum
Tosca, Rome’s star opera singer, is deeply in love with charismatic artist Cavaradossi. When he is arrested and tortured by Scarpia, the corrupt Chief of Police, Tosca becomes the victim of cruel blackmail: she plots her revenge, but the consequences are more terrible than she can imagine…
One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s melodrama of lust and love, of cruelty and self-sacrifice, portrays people at their best and very worst. The high-octane score veers from tenderness to brutal power and includes Tosca’s famous passionate aria ‘Vissi d’arte’.
Edward Dick’s new production is played out beneath the domes and frescoes of Renaissance Rome and features a stellar cast including Giselle Allen (Cavalleria rusticana), Mexican tenor Rafael Rojas (Un ballo in maschera) and British baritone Robert Hayward (Andrea Chénier).
Supported by the Friends of Opera North
Sung in Italian with English titles
Venue: Theatre Royal
Running time: 2 hours, 40 minutes
Please note: this production features a staged firing squad and canon fire.
Touch Tour: 09/11/2018 18:15
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Members of the Opera North team discuss the show with an audience Q&A.
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