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 titles.Performers Giselle Allen (Floria Tosca), Susannah Glanville (Floria Tosca), Rafael Rojas (Mario Cavaradossi), Robert Hayward (Baron Scarpia), John Savournin (Cesare Angelotti), Rupert Charlesworth (Spoletta).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giacosa. Lyrics Illica. Company Opera North. Conductor Antony Hermus (not Oct 23/25/Nov 14). Conductor Jonathan Santagada (Oct 23/25/ Nov 14). Director Edward Dick. Design Tom Scutt. Costume Fotini Dimou. Lighting Lee Curran.