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Tosca

Opéra Bastille - from 06 May to 25 June 2021

Sales open on 10 November 2020 at 12h00

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Tosca

Opera Giacomo Puccini

Sales open on 10 November 2020 at 12h00

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Opéra Bastille - from 06 May to 25 June 2021

2h55 with 2 intervals

Language : Italian

Surtitle : French / English

About

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Based on the eponymous play by Victorien Sardou, Puccini’s opera brings together all the elements of a melodrama: love, politics, violence and religion. Set against the backdrop of the struggle for Italian independence, Tosca is a tragic tale of thwarted love between a passionate, jealous and impulsive singer and a romantic, idealistic painter who champions civil liberties. In a period unsettled by the Battle of Marengo, which pits Napoléon Bonaparte’s French republican army against the Imperial army of the Holy Roman Empire, the terrible and manipulative chief of police Scarpia bargains with the singer: In exchange for spending one night alone with him, he will free her lover Mario. In order to escape his grasp, she murders him. However he will exact his revenge from beyond the grave.

In a landscape reminiscent of Pasolini, the crushing shadow of a cross hovers above everyone, representing colluding political and religious oppression. Through the ubiquitous presence of religious references in both private and public spaces alike, director Pierre Audi’s interpretation skilfully sets out the dramatic lines of the narrative.

  • Opening
  • First part 50 mn
  • Intermission 25 mn
  • Second part 45 mn
  • Intermission 25 mn
  • Third part 30 mn
  • End

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Audio clips

Tosca (saison 18.19) - Acte I - Zeljko Lucic Et Choeurs

Tosca (saison 18.19)- Acte II - Martina Serafin, Zeljko Lucic

Tosca (saison 18.19)- Acte II - Martina Serafin

Tosca (saison 18.19) - Acte III - Marcelo Puente

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