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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 surtitles.Performers Angela Gheorghiu (Floria Tosca - Jan 9/12/15/18/2125/29), Amanda Echalaz (Floria Tosca - Jan 11), Maria Guleghina (Feb 2/5), Riccardo Massi (Jan 9/12/15/18/21), Najmiddin Mavlyanov (Mario Cavaradossi Jan 11/25/29/Feb 2/5), Samuel Youn (Baron Scarpia Jan 9/12/15/18/21), Roberto Frontali (Baron Scarpia Jan 11/25/29/Feb 2/5), Yuriy Yurchuk (Cesare Angelotti), Hubert Francis (Spoletta), Donald Maxwell (Sacristan), David Shipley (Sciarrone).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giacosa. Lyrics Illica. Producer Royal Opera House. Conductor Emmanuel Villaume (not Feb16 2/5). Conductor Paul Wynne Griffiths (Feb 2/5). Director Jonathan Kent. Design Paul Brown. Lighting Mark Henderson.
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