Puccini’s Tosca is the most admired and loved work in the classics, the tragic story of revenge and murder returns to the Metropolitan Opera in the wonderful work of Sir David McVicar.
Under the cloud of rebellion, Rome is in the midst of turbulent changes. The royalist regime is winning support over the Republic. The ruthless Baron Scarpia rounded up the rebels and imprisoned them. Tosca rehearsed at the church before meeting her fugitive lover Cavaradossi. When the grumpy baron caught up with him, he fell in love with Tosca. This made her very angry, as he tortured her lover in front of him. If she succumbed to him, she would get his life under the guise of a false execution.
Puccini’s Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera
Sir David McVicar boldly reinterpreted Puccini’s Napoleon Roman opera thriller Tosca in the Metropolitan opera. It excited the metropolitan audience on New Year in 2018. Only a few weeks later, opera enthusiasts around the world saw the work as a movie presentation as part of the Metropolis HD Live series.
In this performance, the Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva is the passionate champion song, contrary to the charismatic tenor Vittorio Grigolo, who is her lover, the idealist painter Mario Cavaradossi. The baritone Željko Lučić is the menacing Baron Scarpia. He is the evil police chief. On the podium, Emmanuel Villaume directed an exciting soundtrack, including some of Puccini’s most memorable melodies.
The hot trio Sondra Radvanosky, Elena Stikhina, and Aleksandra Kursak co-star. Sit down in this wonderful melodrama and be transported to Rome on the brink of invasion.
The three conducting sopranos play the typical heroine of the opera together. Sondra Radvanosky, Elena Stikhina, and Aleksandra Kursak starred in the thrilling work of David McVicar, alongside tenor Brian Jagde, Joseph Calleja, and Roberto Alagna, as revolutionary painter Cavaradossi and baritone Evgeny Nikitin, bass-baritone George Gagnidze, and Željko Lučić as evil police chief Scarpia. annick Nézet-Séguin and Carlo Rizzi share conducting duties.
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