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Love and politics combine with explosive effect in Puccini's thrilling Tosca! Presented by Opera International and Ellen Kent, enjoy the hot-blooded opera favourite this year. A full chorus and orchestra feature alongside internationally renowned soloists, ready to tell the firey tale of treachery, jealousy, and savage villainy anew. A classic for opera fans and newbies alike, don't miss Tosca as it makes its way to you.
What is the story?
Under the cloud of rebellion on all sides, Rome is in the middle of a tumultuous change as the Royalist regime is winning over the Republic. Whilst the merciless Baron Scarpia is rounding up rebels and jailing them, raven-haired singer Tosca rehearses in a church before meeting her lover, the painter Cavaradossi and his fugitive friend Angelotti. When the embittered Baron catches up with him he falls for Tosca, much to her anger, and tortures her lover in front of him. If she yields to him, she is promised his life under the guise of a false execution. But Scarpia's meanness knows no bounds and before the day is out, all life will be extinguished.
Performance date: 16 March 2022
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