Wednesday, 7th February, 2018 - 7:15 pm
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Tickets: £15 (Film Society members £12.50. ES40 and students £10.00)
Live from the Royal Opera House
Music: GIACOMO PUCCINI
Director: JONATHAN KENT
Conductor: DAN ETTINGER
Starring: Floria Tosca: ADRIANNE PIECZONKA,
Mario Cavaradossi: JOSEPH CALLEJA,
Baron Scarpia: GERALD FINLEY
Drama, passion and fabulous music – Puccini’s operatic thriller is one of the great opera experiences. From the strident opening chords Tosca conjures up a world of political instability and menace. The Chief of Police, Scarpia – one of the most malevolent villains in opera – ruthlessly pursues and tortures enemies of the state. The idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi, express their passion in sublime arias, including ‘Vissi d’arte’ and ‘E lucevan le stelle’.
Puccini’s dramatic work was a hit on its 1900 premiere and it remains one of the most performed of all operas – with its gripping plot and glorious music, it’s easy to see why.