It is the eve of the Battle of Marengo. Napoleon's army has caused chaos and disarray throughout all Italy. Against this background of political turmoil stands Floria Tosca, Rome's famous and most beautiful opera singer. To save her lover, Cavaradossi, she must sacrifice her virtue to the evil Baron Scarpia. Can the power of love and honour ever prevail against the forces of corruption and betrayal? Tosca is a moving and passionate exploration of personal freedom, the cost of ideals and the choices forced on us by love.Performers Angela Gheorghiu (Tosca - Jul 9/14/16), Nelly Miricioiu (Tosca - Jul 11/18), Marcello Giordani (Cavardossi), Bryn Terfel (Scarpia), Kostas Smoriginas (Angelotti), Jeremy White (Sacristan), Martyn Hill (Spoletto), Matthew Hargreaves, John Morissey.
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giacosa. Lyrics Illica. Corporate Sponsor Coutts and Co (2006). Producer Royal Opera. Design Paul Brown. Lighting Mark Henderson. Director Jonathan Kent. Conductor Jacques Lacombe.