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

Conductor                 Gareth Jones

Orchestra                   Welsh National Opera

Director                      Amy Lane

 

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

Witness Puccini’s dramatic 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 in this one-off concert performance, with further international artists to be announced shortly.

Running time approximately two hours 15 minutes

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


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