About the Event
Experience opera like never before in this astonishing performance of Tosca by Puccini at Florence's remarkable Teatro Aurora.
Rome, June 1800 — The painter Mario Cavaradossi helps Cesare Angelotti, an escaped political prisoner, and thus attracts the attention of Scarpia, the sadistic chief of police. Scarpia captures Cavaradossi and has him tortured within earshot of his lover, the famous singer Floria Tosca.
Scarpia sentences Cavaradossi to death, but promises Tosca that her lover can be saved if she surrenders to Scarpia. Tosca agrees, but as soon as the order is given, she kills Scarpia. Scarpia's threat continues in death: betrayed, Cavaradossi dies and Tosca jumps from the tower to her death.
Giacomo Puccini was an Italian opera composer of the late 19th century. He was considered one of the greatest composers of the Italian Opera, second only to Verdi. His early works were characterised by features of the traditional 19th century romantic Italian opera. Later, his style developed into the realistic verismo style, which inspired him to write his most famous masterpieces and became one of the leading exponents of the style. His most renowned works La bohème 1896, Tosca 1900, Madama Butterfly 1904, and Turandot 1924, all are popular operas played in the most prestigious venues of the classical world.
- Puccini, Giacomo – Tosca
Cast / Production
Floria Tosca – Alessandra Tanzi
Cavaradossi — David Righeschi
Scarpia – Lisandro Guinis
Angelotti – Max Medero
Sagrestano – Alessandro Ceccarini
Sciarrone – Ricardo Crampton
Carceriere – Mirco Felici
Spoletta – Alberto Fonti
Pastore – Katiuscia Baldini
Regia – Lisandro Guinis
Costumi – Sara Bianchi
Maestra Concertatrice – Claudia Gori
Ensemble, Coro & Compagnia d’Opera Italiana Firenze