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.
Jonathan Kent’s taut and intense production with Paul Brown’s historically charged designs wonderfully evokes the dangerous atmosphere of Rome in 1800, where love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face.
Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.
Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.
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Music: Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Director: Jonathan Kent
Designer: Paul Brown
Lighting designer: Mark Henderson
Floria Tosca: Elena Stikina
Mario Cavaradossi: Bryan Hymel
Baron Scarpia: Alexey Markov
Spoletta: Hubert Francis
Cesare Angelotti: Yuriy Yurchuk
Sacristan: Jeremy White
Sciarrone: Jihoon Kim
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera Chorus