The Royal Opera presents Puccini’s classic thriller Tosca LIVE IN CINEMAS, Wednesday 28 February 2018.
Experience The Royal Opera’s production of Puccini’s classic thriller Tosca, one of the all-time great operas, Tosca combines drama, passion and glorious music. Instantly recognisable music from Tosca has been used countless times in film and television, most memorably as the soundtrack to an action scene in James Bond thriller Quantum of Solace.
Set in Rome, the story follows painter Mario Cavaradossi who is captured and sentenced to death by Scarpia, the sadistic Chief of Police. Mario’s life can be saved and his freedom granted providing, his lover, Tosca, gives herself to Scarpia.
This production is conducted by Dan Ettinger and stars the Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka as Tosca. Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja) sings the role of Cavaradossi, alongside Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley, singing the role of Scarpia.
The performance lasts three hours and includes two intervals which feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creative team.
Tosca is sung in Italian with English surtitles.
29 Diagorou Street, CY-1097
Phone: +357 22 675 787
Entrance: 10 Euro
Notes to editors:
•The Royal Opera House leads the way in providing world-class opera and ballet both to cinemas and a variety of digital platforms. Broadcasting to 40 countries, more than 800,000 people worldwide saw a Royal Opera House production in their local cinema during the 2016/17 Season. Its broadcast of The Nutcracker in December 2016, topped the UK box office figures with over 70,000 attending a screening of the production. Other digital platforms include the Royal Opera House YouTube channel with over 275,000 subscribers - the most of any arts organisation in the UK - CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray from the Opus Arte label, BBC Radio and Television, Sky Arts and Digital Theatre.
•This production is made possible by generous philanthropic support from Mrs Aline Foriel-Destezet, Aud Jebsen, The Mikheev Charitable Trust and Mr and Mrs Christopher W.T. Johnston.
•For audience guidance purposes, there are gunshots during Act III of this production.
•The official hashtag for this production is #ROHtosca.
Wednesday, February 28, 2018, 20:00