Tosca follows the title character’s unbridled passion for the artist Cavardossi. However, with Rome in chaos, the personal starts to become political. As Scarpia, the brutal police chief desires Tosca himself, and to his calculating mind, it will be easy to turn the strength of her love to his own advantage.
Tosca is a roller coaster tales of murder, lust, love and political power. With its gripping story and the classic romantic score by Giacomo Puccini, it is one of the most popular operas in the world.
Based in Rome during the Napoleonic invasion of Italy, Catherine Malfitano’s powerful production came back to the English National Opera at the London Coliseum, following an acclaimed run in 2011.
The up and coming soprano star Keri Alkema played the lead role, while ENO favourite Gwyn Hughes Jones tookthe role as Cavaradossi, while Craig Colclough was Scarpia. The opera was conducted by Puccini master Olege Caetani.
Tosca was one of the most exciting operas in the ENO’s calendar in 2016, and opened on the 3rd October 2016.
Recommended forAnyone who saw and loved Catherine Malfitano’s original production of Tosca in 2011, certainly should not miss the chance to relive its magnificence as it returns to the London Coliseum five years on.
Age Recommendations: Recommended for ages 5+