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. Sung in Italian, with English and Welsh surtitles.Performers Claire Rutter (Floria Tosca - Feb 9/11/16/ Mar 8/22/29/Apr 4/6/11/18/20), Mary Elizabeth Williams (Floria Tosca - Feb 21/23/ Mar 24/31), Hector Sandoval (Feb 9/11/16/ Mar 8/22/29/ Apr 6/13/20), Gwyn Hughes Jones (Feb 21/23/ Mar 24/31/ Apr 4/11/18), Daniel Grice (Cesare Angelotti), Donald Maxwell (Sacristan), Mark S Doss (Scarpla).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giacosa. Lyrics Illica. Company Welsh National Opera. Conductor Carlo Rizzi (Feb 9/11/16/ Mar 8/Apr 6/13/18/20). Conductor Timothy Burke (Feb 21/23/ Mar 22/24/29/31/Apr 4/11). Director Michael Blakemore. Director Benjamin Davis (Revival Director). Director Sarah Crisp (Staff Director). Design Ashley Martin-Davis. Lighting Mark Henderson. Director Terry King (fight director).