“Tosca” performed in Belgium

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Tosca

Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)

 Language: Italian. Surtitles: Dutch.
 
 
 
 
 
  • Maurizio Barbacini Maurizio Barbarini
  • Susanna  Branchini Susanna Branchini
  • Olga Romanko Olga Romanko
  • Misha Didyk Misha Didyk
  • Najmiddin Mavlyanov Najmiddin Mavlyanov
  • Gregg Baker Gregg Baker
  • Musical direction: Maurizio Barbacini
  • Director: Frans Willem de Haas
  • Toneelbeeld: Frans Willem de Haas
  • Floria Tosca: Susanna Branchini / Olga Romanko
  • Mario Cavaradossi: Misha Didyk / Najmiddin Mavlyanov
  • Il Barone Scarpia: Gregg Baker / Valery Alexeev

The passionate prima donna Floria Tosca finds herself caught up in a deadly love triangle. She falls for the charms of Cavaradossi, an artist with revolutionary leanings, but at the same time is passionately desired by the sadistic and unscrupulous police chief Scarpia. With this fatal cocktail of love, passion and jealousy, a tragic outcome is inevitable. Puccini’s musical drama was an instant hit, not only because of its blood-curdling story in true thriller style. To this day, his lyrical music has also ensured that Tosca remainsone of the most popular and exciting operas in the world.

This semi-scenic staging by Frans Willem de Haas – who was director Robert Carsen’s right hand for many years – emphasises the interaction between the protagonists, and pays close attention to the score and musical performance. The highly sought-after Maurizio Barbacini directs a group of elite soloists who are highly experienced at playing the Italian repertoire. For fans of passionate Italian musical drama.

Vlaamse Opera Antwerpen

  • Tue 05 Nov 2013 – 20:00
  • Wed 06 Nov 2013 – 20:00 Buy tickets
  • Thu 07 Nov 2013 – 20:00 Lunchtime concert / Verismo e amore
  • Fri 08 Nov 2013 – 20:00 Backstage
  • Sat 09 Nov 2013 – 20:00
  • Sun 10 Nov 2013 – 15:00
  • Tue 12 Nov 2013 – 20:00
  • Wed 13 Nov 2013 – 20:00

Vlaamse Opera Gent

  • Wed 20 Nov 2013 – 20:00
  • Fri 22 Nov 2013 – 20:00
  • Sat 23 Nov 2013 – 20:00 Backstage
  • Sun 24 Nov 2013 – 15:00
  • Tue 26 Nov 2013 – 20:00

Team

The famous Maurizio Barbacini has the Italian temperament to conjure up a penetrating Puccini. Susanna Branchini, born and raised in Rome just like Tosca, has previously entranced Flanders Opera audiences as Elisabeth (in Don Carlos) and Aida. Misha Didyk, following on from his role as Radamès in Aida, will once again be playing her hot-tempered partner, this time in the role of Cavaradossi. The Russian baritone Valery Alexeev will be breathing life into the rogue Scarpia.

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  • Musical direction
    Maurizio Barbacini
  • Director
    Frans Willem de Haas
  • Lightning
    Glen D’haenens
  • Toneelbeeld
    Frans Willem de Haas
  • Choir
    Koor en Kinderkoor van de Vlaamse Opera
  • Orchestra
    Symfonisch Orkest van de Vlaamse Opera
  •  
  • Floria Tosca
    Susanna Branchini – 5, 7, 9, 12, 20, 23 Nov 2013
  • Olga Romanko – 6, 8, 10, 13, 22, 24, 26 Nov 2013
  • Mario Cavaradossi
    Misha Didyk
  • Najmiddin Mavlyanov
  • Il Barone Scarpia
    Gregg Baker – 6, 8, 10, 13, 22, 24, 26 Nov 2013
  • Valery Alexeev – 5, 7, 9, 12, 20, 23 Nov 2013
  • Il Sagrestano
    Matteo Peirone – 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 20, 22, 23, 24 Nov 2013
  • Michael Kraus – 26 Nov 2013
  • Cesare Angelotti
    Andrew Greenan
  • Spoletta
    Christopher Lemmings
  • Il pastore
    solist van het Kinderkoor

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