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opera Puccini's Tosca Philipp Himmelmann (stage director), Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) — With Kristine Opolais (Tosca), Marcelo Álvarez (Cavaradossi), Marco Vratogna (Scarpia)

Philipp Himmelmann (stage director), Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) — With Kristine Opolais (Tosca), Marcelo Álvarez (Cavaradossi), Marco Vratogna (Scarpia)

Puccini's Tosca Philipp Himmelmann (stage director), Sir Simon Rattle (conductor) — With Kristine Opolais (Tosca), Marcelo Álvarez (Cavaradossi), Marco Vratogna (Scarpia)

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Puccini's masterpiece of tragic opera, Tosca, has never sounded better than it does here in the hands of the peerless Berliner Philharmoniker under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle! The illustrious ensemble provides a note-perfect rendition of the timeless score while a five-star cast dazzles onstage—including Puccini specialist Kristine Opolais in the title role…

Tosca recounts the story of the singer Floria Tosca, whose lover, the painter Cavaradossi (a fabulous Marcelo Álvarez), is secretly hiding a prisoner wanted by the authorities, Cesare Angelotti (Alexander Tsymbalyuk). But Baron Scarpia, the chief of police (Marco Vratogna), plays on Tosca's jealous nature to trick her into leading him to Angelotti… The elegant staging by Philipp Himmelmann accentuates the drama of this complex tragedy, in which the flaws of our nature provide the fertile ground in which political intrigue can flourish.

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Cast

  • Philipp Himmelmann | Stage director
  • Raimund Bauer | Stage design
  • Kathi Maurer | Costumes
  • Reinhard Traub | Lighting
  • Martin Eidenberger | Video
  • Kristine Opolais | Floria Tosca
  • Marcelo Álvarez | Mario Cavaradossi
  • Alexander Tsymbalyuk | Cesare Angelotti
  • Marco Vratogna | Baron Scarpia
  • Philharmonia Chor Wien
  • Walter Zeh | Chorus Master
  • Cantus Juvenum Karlsruhe
  • Anette Schneider | Chorus Master

Program

  • Giacomo Puccini, Tosca
    • Overture
    • I: Ah! Finalmente!
    • I: E sempre lava!
    • I: "Recondita armonia"
    • I: Mario! Mario! Mario!
    • I: Non la sospiri la nostra casetta
    • I: Or lasciami al lavoro
    • I: Ah, quegli occhi... Qual occhio al mondo può star di paro
    • I: È buona la mia Tosca
    • Tutta qui la cantoria! Presto!
    • I: "Un tal baccano in chiesa!" (Scarpia, Sagrestano, Spoletta)
    • I: "Tosca? Che non mi veda... Mario! Mario!" (Scarpia, Tosca, Sagrestano)
    • I: "Tre sbirri, una carrozza" (Scarpia, Spoletta, Coro)
    • II: "Tosca è un buon falco!" (Scarpia, Sciarrone)
    • II: O galantuomo come ando la caccia?
    • II: Dov'è dunque Angelotti?
    • II: Ed or fra noi parliam da buoni amici... Sciarrone, che dice il cavalier?
    • II: Orsù, Tosca, parlate
    • II: Nel pozzo... Del giardino
    • II: Vittoria! Vittoria!
    • II: Quanto?... Quanto?
    • II: Odi? E' il tamburo
    • II: "Vissi d'arte" (Tosca)
    • II: "Vedi, le man giunte io stendo a te!" (Tosca, Scarpia, Spoletta)
    • II: "E qual via scegliete?" (Scarpia, Tosca)
    • II: Tosca, finalmente mia!
    • III: Io de' sospiri
    • III: Mario Cavaradossi? A voi
    • III: "E lucevan le stelle"
    • III: Ah! Franchigia a Floria Tosca
    • III: O dolci mani mansuete e pure
    • III: Senti... L'ora e' vicina
    • III: Amaro sol per te
    • III: Com'è lunga l'attesa!
    • III: Presto! Su, Mario! Mario! Su! Presto! Andiam!

Details

  • Directed by:
    • Andreas Morell
  • Venue: Festspielhaus Baden-Baden (Baden-Baden, Germany)
  • Production date: 2017
  • Duration: 2 h 05 min
  • Production: © EuroArts SWR
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