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ROHLive Tosca

ROHLive Tosca

Wed 7 Feb

19:15

The painter Mario Cavaradossi helps a fugitive escape – and so attracts the attention of Scarpia, the sadistic Chief of Police. Scarpia captures Cavaradossi and has him tortured within earshot of his lover, the singer Tosca.


Scarpia sentences Cavaradossi to death – but promises Tosca that her lover can be saved if she gives herself to Scarpia. Tosca consents but as soon as the order has been given kills Scarpia. Scarpia’s menace continues even in death: betrayed by a double-cross, Cavaradossi dies and Tosca leaps to her death.


Drama, passion and fabulous music – Puccini’s operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. Dan Ettinger conducts a star cast led by Adrianne Pieczonka, Joseph Calleja and Gerald Finley.


Music Giacomo Puccini

Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Director Jonathan Kent

Designer Paul Brown

Lighting designer Mark Henderson


Please note: There are gunshots during Act III of this production.


Sung in Italian with English subtitles.