- Giacomo Puccini
- Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
- Directed by:
- Jonathan Kent
- The Royal Opera Chorus; Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
- Elena Stikina; Bryan Hymel; Alexey Markov; Hubert Francis; Yuriy Yurchuk; Jeremy White; Jihoon Kim
- Royal Opera House Enterprises Ltd
- Release Date:
- United Kingdom
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Wednesday 15 December 2021, 7.15pm
The Royal Opera | LIVE
Running time: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including two intervals).
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymel and Alexey Markov bring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come –t hrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.