The Royal Opera House is set to revive Jonathan Kent’s production of Puccini’s Tosca from January 9th to the 5th February 2016.
It is one of the most loved operas to be performed – thanks to its music and its dramatic plot that is filled with love, political instability and revenge.
Tosca is based on French playwright Victorien Sardou’s popular play La Tosca. The opera tells the story of opera singer Floria Tosca and artist Mario Cavaradossi. But the couple’s happiness is threatened by Scarpia, the chief of police in Rome, who wants Tosca for himself. It is when Cavaradossi helps a fugitive escape that Scarpia sees his chance – but no one could imagine the consequences.
Directed by Jonathan Kent, this production is set in Rome in 1800 and was first seen at the Royal Opera House in 2006. It is the seventh time that this production has been revived and it conveys the complexity of the three central characters and the intensity of the drama as the opera reaches its climax.
The production features set designs by Paul Brown and lighting designed by Mark Henderson.
It will be conducted by French conductor Emmanuel Villaume and British conductor Paul Wynn Griffiths and will have a predominantly double cast across the run.
Taking on the lead role of Tosca are Angela Gheorghiu and Amanda Echalaz. Playing opposite them in the role of Mario are Riccardo Massi and Najmiddin Mavlyanov, while Samuel Youn and Roberto Frontali as Scarpia.
Tosca will appear at the Royal Opera house from the 9th January to the 5th February. To book tickets visit: Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk , Discount Theatre.com , Love Theatre.com and Ticketmaster.co.uk .