Elena Stikina (Floria Tosca)
Bryan Hymel (Mario Cavaradossi)
Alexey Markov (Baron Scarpia)
Hubert Francis (Spoletta)
Yuriy Yurchuk (Cesare Angelotti)
Jeremy White (Sacristan)
Jihoon Kim (Sciarrone)
The Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Music Giacomo Puccini
Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Director Jonathan Kent
Designer Paul Brown
Lighting designer Mark Henderson
Running time: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including two intervals)
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Tags: Thriller / Historical / Classic
Wednesday 15 December 2021, 7.15pm
The Royal Opera | LIVE
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 – thrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.
About The Royal Opera
The Royal Opera, under the artistic direction of Antonio Pappano, Music Director, and Oliver Mears, Director of Opera, is one of the world’s leading opera companies. Based in the iconic Covent Garden theatre, it is renowned both for its outstanding performances of traditional opera and for commissioning new works by today’s leading opera composers, such as George Benjamin, Harrison Birtwistle, Mark- Anthony Turnage and Thomas Adès.
About the Royal Opera House
Home to The Royal Ballet, The Royal Opera and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, the Royal Opera House brings together the world’s most extraordinary artists in live, streamed and broadcast events and performances that thrill, move and excite; that transport people to other worlds. Our theatres are in London’s Covent Garden but our work is accessed and experienced across the UK and globally through touring partnerships, cinema programmes, free outdoor screenings, radio, TV and live-streaming.
Since closing our doors due to the global pandemic in March 2020, the Royal Opera House continued to bring together the world’s most extraordinary artists and curated the #OurHouseToYourHouse programme, made up of nine live concerts (six for opera, two for ballet and two galas), 38 streamed productions and a suite of online content that has been viewed over 15 million times in 183 countries, together with a suite of cultural highlights in partnership with the BBC, Sky Arts and Netflix and a host of online home learning opportunities wherever you are in the country.
We are hugely excited to welcome people back to our theatres as soon as possible, showcasing the very best of our art forms and bringing the joy of live performance back to our audiences. We would like to thank everyone who continues to support our creative community as we get closer to re-opening our doors once again.