In the organizer's words:
When the revolutionary-minded painter Mario Cavaradossi secretly tries to help a politically persecuted man escape, his lover, the famous singer Floria Tosca, believes he is cheating on her with another woman. The unscrupulous police chief Scarpia takes advantage of her jealousy to convict Cavaradossi and subsequently demands a night with Tosca in return for the lover's release. With a stringent dramaturgy and pronounced realism, Puccini created one of his most stark and dramatic works - a milestone in opera history. Against the backdrop of the conflict between Napoleon's revolutionary army and the Habsburg papal troops in 1800, which will be the undoing of the opera's protagonists, Puccini acoustically transports the listener to the center of Rome: to the church of Sant'Andrea della Valle, Palazzo Farnese and Castel Sant'Angelo, each of which the composer gave its own musical color. In the production by Latvian drama director Alvis Hermanis, the singers move in a psychologically dense narrative, relocated to the time of the opera's creation around 1900. The scenic presentation is complemented by an elaborate graphic novel by set and costume designer Kristīne Jurjāne, set in the original locations in Rome on June 17 and 18, 1800, and projected onto a stage set of monumental representational architecture.
This content has been machine translated.
11.00 - 130.00€