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VenueBristol Hippodrome
CountyCity of Bristol
From4th July 2006
To6th July 2006
WhenJul06 4,6 at 19:15
PricesFrom £8.00. To £44.50.
What is currently on at Bristol Hippodrome (V856)


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.
Music Puccini
Lyrics Giacosa
Lyrics Illica

Archive :: production:T0975039300, opera or operetta:S2107, venue:V856

Production details

Sung in Italian with English Surtitles (+ Welsh in Cardiff and Llandudno). Running time 2 hours 45 minutes.


Company Welsh National Opera
Company State Opera of South Australia
Conductor Julian Smith
Director Michael Blakemore
Director Benjamin Davis (revival director)
Design Ashley Martin-Davis
Lighting Mark Henderson
Performer Deborah Riedel (Tosca)
Performer Dennis O'Neill (Cavaradossi - until June 29th)
Performer Rafael Rojas (Cavaradossi - from July 4th)
Performer Peter Sidhom (Scarpia)
Performer Alan Fairs (Sacristan)

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