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 Suzannah Glanville (Floria Tosca), Ian Storey (Mario Cavaradossi), Matthew Best (Baron Scarpia), Andrew Foster-Williams (Cesare Angelotti), Henry Waddington (Sacristian/Gaoler).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giacosa. Lyrics Illica. Company Opera North. Conductor Richard Farnes. Director Christopher Alden. Design Charles Edwards. Costume Jon Morrell. Lighting Charles Edwards.