Monday, June 05, 2006

Tosca at Covent Garden

"An artist turned rebel, a sadist and an actress driven to murder: it can only be Tosca. After some 40 years, one of the most popular of operas in The Royal Opera repertory is to receive a new production. Puccini's score combines such great set pieces as the Act I 'Te Deum', 'Vissi d'arte' and 'E lucevan le stelle' with a tense drama of love, politics, jealousy and, ultimately, tragedy." - taken from the The Royal Opera House site.

It's directed by Jonathan Kent, with designs by Paul Brown, and an amazing cast that includes Angela Gheorghiu (Floria Tosca), Bryn Terfel (Baron Scarpia), and Marcelo Alvarez (Mario Cavaradossi).

Needless to say it's sold out. Even if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to go... maybe in another 40 years time.

Watch 3 minute ROH video about the new production here.

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