TUESDAY JULY 4
TOSCA with Sir Bryn Terfel

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Librettists: Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica, after the play by Victorien Sardou

Tosca                            Kristine Opolais

Baron Scarpia          Sir Bryn Terfel

Cavaradossi             Kristian Benedikt

Angelotti                   Andri Björn Róbertsson

Sacristan                   Romanas Kudriašovas

Spoletta                      Elgan Llŷr Thomas

Sciarrone / Jailer  Steffan Lloyd Owen

Conductor                 Gareth Jones

Orchestra                  Welsh National Opera Orchestra

Director                      Amy Lane

 “I lived for art, I lived for love” – Puccini

Witness Puccini’s breathtaking story of love, lust, murder and political intrigue. With its dramatic story line and Puccini’s richly romantic score, it is one of the world’s best loved operas. The work, based on Victorien Sardou’s 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples’s control of Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. Floria Tosca is the talk of the town, but she only has eyes for one man, Mario Cavaradossi. As his behaviour becomes suspicious, she fears he has another woman. But the truth is far more dangerous. Police Chief Scarpia is obsessed by Tosca, and plans to kill her lover and take her for himself. As Scarpia’s schemes unfold, Tosca and Cavaradossi are drawn into a trap from which there is no escape.

Directed by Amy Lane, bass-baritone Bryn Terfel returns to the Eisteddfod stage alongside some of the world’s leading singers and the Welsh National Opera Orchestra, conducted by Gareth Jones, in this one-off concert performance.

Read the official press release here.

Running time approximately two hours 15 minutes

Tuesday 4 July 2017 – 7.30pm
Tickets: £55 / £35


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