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Opera North's Tosca
Giacomo PucciniPuccini’s melodrama of lust and love, of cruelty and self-sacrifice, of freedom and repression, portrays human relationships at their best and at their worst with uncompromising force.
Puccini’s melodrama of lust and love, of cruelty and self-sacrifice, of freedom and repression, portrays human relationships at their best and at their worst with uncompromising force.
Tosca, a star singer, is the lover of Cavaradossi, an artist. Scarpia, the corrupt Chief of Police and agent of the state, is obsessed with Tosca and willing to go to any lengths to have her. When Cavaradossi is arrested and tortured for helping an escaped political prisoner, Scarpia blackmails Tosca: she and Cavaradossi can go free if she will give herself to him. Violated, Tosca plots her revenge, but the consequences are more terrible than she can imagine. Puccini’s high-octane score – at times soaring and tender, at other times brutally powerful – has made Tosca one of the world’s most popular operas. Highlights include the pile-driving ‘Te Deum’, Tosca’s impassioned prayer ‘Vissi d’arte’, and Cavaradossi’s immensely moving farewell to life, ‘E lucevan le stele’.
Audio described performance – Fri 16 November at 7.30pm, with a touch tour at 6.15pm.
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There are no runtimes available at present.
Cast & Creatives
CastFloria Tosca Giselle Allen, Susannah Glanville
Mario Cavaradossi Rafael Rojas
Baron Scarpia Robert Hayward
Cesare Angelotti John Savournin
Spoletta Rupert Charlesworth
CreativesConductor Antony Hermus Jonathan Santagada
Director Edward Dick
Set Designer Tom Scutt
Costume Designer Fotini Dimou
Lighting Designer Lee Curran
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For just £23 for two courses or £29 for three courses, our pre-theatre dinner offer is available on most productions at The Lowry. Some dishes carry additional supplements. We advise 1.5 to 2 hours to dine before a performance. Book when selecting your theatre seats.
There will be a pre-show talk before both performances of Tosca on Wed 14 & Fri 16 November from 6.30pm-7pm.