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VenueRoyal Opera House
Other spaces: Linbury Studio, Ballet Studio, Clore Studio,Floral Hall
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From10th July 2004
To17th July 2004
WhenJul 10,12,13,15 19:30. Jul 17 19:00. Jul 17 14:00
PricesFrom £6.00. To £170.00.
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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.
Music Puccini
Lyrics Giacosa
Lyrics Illica

Archive :: production:T075996293, opera or operetta:S2107, venue:V377
Current production:Work

Production details

Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Running time 2 hours 55 minutes. Outside Broadcast - 13 July - Covent Garden Piazza and Canada Square, Canary Wharf


Producer Royal Opera House
Director John Cox
Conductor Christian Badea
Design Renzo Mongiardino
Lighting John B Read
Costume Marcel Escoffier
Performer Maria Guleghina (Tosca)
Performer Nelly Miricioiu (Tosca)
Performer Yu Qiang Dai (Cavaradossi Jul 10/12/15/17eve)
Performer Carl Tanner (Cavaradossi Jul 13/17)
Performer Samuel Ramey (Baron Scarpia Jul 10/12/15/17eve)
Performer Albert Dohmen (Baron Scarpia Jul 13/17mat)
Performer Henry Waddington (Sacristan)
Performer Matthew Rose (Sciarrone)
Performer Hubert Francis (Spoletta)
Performer Graeme Broadbent (Angelotti)

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