If Shakespeare's Macbeth is a cursed play, only to be referred to as "The Scottish Play," Tosca
is the operatic equivalent, blamed by many for being dangerous not only for Tosca
-playing sopranos but for singers who have played the role of the cruel Scarpia, with some having suffered genuine injury in the stabbing scene in Act Two.
He does not tell them where Angelotti is so they call Tosca
in to see how her lover is suffering.
opera is a historical fiction set around the 18th Century period.
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Without resorting to the histrionics all too common in this role, she conveyed Toscas
pride, passion and fragility with aplomb.
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All we ask is that New Yorkers have open minds,” states producer of MORE Opera's Tosca
, Cheryl Warfield.
There were details in their new production of Puccini's Tosca
which struck me as totally wellfound, not least the hint of a relationship between the actress Floria Tosca
(at once pious and voluptuous) and chief of police Scarpia (torn between religious zeal and manipulatory lust) which might easily have flowered.
Mary Elizabeth Williams, who was named the Seattle Opera's Artist of the Year for the 2011/12 season, gave a memorable performance as Floria Tosca
, the celebrated singer faced with a terrible choice when her lover, the painter Cavaradossi, is due for execution over his opposition to Baron Scarpia's brutal police regime in 1800 Rome.
Racette first wowed audiences when she made her company role debut as Tosca
in 2010, and then repeated the role at the Met in 2012.
Terfel chose his own co-stars: the Russian soprano Victoria Yastrebova, as a soaring Tosca
, and the dramatic tenor Vladimir Galousine, who has worked with directors such as Franco Zeffirelli, as her ill-fated true love, the artist Cavaradossi.