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. 1997 touring productions. Co-production with Scottish Opera. Running time approx 180 minutes. Sung in French with English surtitles. A new production for 1997.Performers Sara Fulgoni, Edmund Barham, Bruno Caproni, Alwyn Mellor.
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giacosa. Lyrics Illica. Company Welsh National Opera. Design Christian Fenouillat. Lighting Herve Audibert. Conductor Robert Spano. Conductor Derek Clark.