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

Spoletta                      Elgan Llŷr Thomas

Conductor                 Gareth Jones

Orchestra                  Welsh National Opera Orchestra

Director                      Amy Lane

The Eisteddfod invites young singers to audition for the role of ‘Shepherd Boy’, closing date 8th April. Click here to apply.

 “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.

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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