Teatro dell'Opera di Roma
July 31 (premiere)
August 2 & 4, 2018 at 19
Sung in Italian.
Finnish and English surtitles.
Duration about 2 hours 30 minutes. One interval.
Tuscany’s Torre del Lago gave birth to a masterpiece
The fates of opera singer Floria Tosca, painter Mario Cavaradossi and unscrupulous Chief of Police Baron Scarpia get caught up in a maelstrom of love, passion and politics. This operatic thriller grips its audience from the very first notes to the final chord.
Puccini was living in Torre del Lago when he composed Tosca. It would in time become one of the most popular operas of all time, its arias Recondita armonia, Vissi d’arte and E lucevan le stelle sending shivers down the spine. Its famous melodies are familiar even to people not acquainted with the opera.
Tosca comes to Savonlinna straight from the place where it was born, in a guest performance by the Puccini Festival, Torre del Lago.
Conductor: Alberto Veronesi
Stage director: Enrico Vanzina
Stage design: Fondazione Festival Pucciniano
Costume design: Fondazione Cerratelli, curati da Diego Fiorini e Floridia Benedettini
Lighting design: Valerio Alfieri
Chorus master: Salvo Sgrò
Puccini Festival Orchestra
Puccini Festival Choir