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. New Production. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time 2 hours 15 minutes.Performers Nina Pavlovski (Floria Tosca), Rafael Rojas (Mario Cavaradossi), Robert McFarland (Baron Scarpia), Clive Bayley (Cesare Angelotti), Henry Waddington (Sacristian/Gaoler).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giacosa. Lyrics Illica. Company Opera North. Conductor Steven Sloane (ex Oct 16/18 Nov 7/16/20/23). Conductor Dan Ettinger (Oct 16/18 Nov 7/16/20/23). Director Christopher Alden. Design Charles Edwards. Costume Jon Morrell. Lighting Charles Edwards.