Tosca - Opera - Season 22/23 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

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    Giacomo Puccini

    Opéra Bastille - from 03 September to 26 November 2022

    Svetlana Loboff / OnP

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Opéra Bastille - from 03 September to 26 November 2022


Opera Giacomo Puccini

Opéra Bastille - from 03 September to 26 November 2022

2h50 with 2 intervals

Language : Italian

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 3 Sept. 2022


In few words:

When Giacomo Puccini saw a performance of Victorien Sardo's play La Tosca, whilst Sarah Bernhardt was touring with it in Milan, he was immediately captivated by the power of the drama. Love, politics, sadism and religion: all these ingredients are brought together in the story of the jealous and impulsive singer Floria Tosca, who is in love with the idealistic Mario Cavaradossi in an Italy fighting for its independence. Eleven years later, in 1900, Puccini’s opera Tosca had its triumphant first performance in Rome. At the summit of his art, the composer struck a powerful note even as the curtain rose with five arresting chords evoking Scarpia, the infamous chief of police, whose desire to possess the diva knows no limits. In Pierre Audi’s production, first performed in 2014 at the Paris Opera, the oppressive shadow of a cross hovers above the stage, symbol of the collusion of political and religious tyranny. An interpretation that skilfully deploys the strands of the drama and lays bare its tragic mechanisms.


Floria Tosca: Famous singer
Mario Cavaradossi: Painter and Floria Tosca’s lover, a republican sympathiser
Baron Scarpia: Rome’s chief of police
Cesare Angelotti: Political prisoner, escaped from the Castel Sant’Angelo
Spoletta: Scarpia’s police agent
  • Opening
  • First part 45 mn
  • Intermission 25 mn
  • Second part 45 mn
  • Intermission 25 mn
  • Third part 30 mn
  • End

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5 questions about Tosca


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Audio clips

Tosca (saison 22/23) - Acte 2 - Saioa Hernández (Tosca)

Tosca (saison 22/23) - Acte 1 - Chœur - Te Deum

Tosca (saison 22/23) - Acte 1 - Saioa Hernández (Tosca), Bryn Terfel (Scarpia)

Tosca (saison 22/23)- Acte 2 - Joseph Calleja, Saioa Hernández , Bryn Terfel

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