“Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore,
non feci mai male ad anima viva!
Con man furtiva
quante miserie conobbi, aiutai…”
(“Vissi d’arte”, Tosca)
Teatro dell’Opera hosts “Tosca”, the most dramatic opera by Giacomo Puccini, staging a production based on the original sketches of the premiere that took place in the same theatre on 14 January 1900 in the presence of the Italian composer.
The succession of twists and turns and the rapid evolution of the musical discourse keep the audience constantly thrilled, almost hypnotized by this amazing opera.
The libretto of the famous story of love and death, written by Giuseppe Giacosa e Luigi Illica, is based on a historical theater play by Victorien Sardou, represented for the first time on 24 November 1887 at Théatre de la Porte-Saint-Martin in Paris.
"There would be a drama that, if I were still in my career, I would set to music with all my soul. That's Tosca" as the great Giuseppe Verdi said.
With extraordinary modernity, Puccini succeeded in representing characters, realities and historical events in Rome during the 19th Century, focusing on the drama of persecuted love and finding a new musical language with imagination and originality.
Melodrama in three acts
Length: 2 h 55' approximately with 2 intermissions
Conductor Pier Giorgio Morandi
Director Alessandro Talevi
Chorus Master Roberto Gabbiani
Set Design Adolf Hohenstein reconstructed by Carlo Savi
Costume Design Adolf Hohenstein reconstructed by Anna Biagiotti
Lighting Design Vinicio Cheli
Floria Tosca Lyudmila Monastyrska / Monica Zanettin
Mario Cavaradossi Giorgio Berrugi / Diego Cavazzin
Baron Scarpia Claudio Sgura
A Sheperd Boy Domenico Colaianni
Angelotti Luciano Leoni
Spoletta Andrea Giovannini
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Orchestra and Chorus
with the partecipation of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Scuola di Canto Corale
sung in italian with italian and english surtitles
From 27 September to 6 October, 2019