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