Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymel and Alexey Markov bring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.
Elena Stikina (Floria Tosca), Bryan Hymel (Mario Cavaradossi), Alexey Markov (Baron Scarpia), Hubert Francis (Spoletta), Yuriy Yurchuk (Cesare Angelotti), Jeremy White (Sacristan),Jihoon Kim (Sciarrone)
The Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Music Giacomo Puccini Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica Director Jonathan Kent Designer Paul Brown Lighting designer Mark Henderson
Running time:3 hours and 25 minutes (including two intervals)
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles.