Royal Opera


In Cinemas 12, 13 & 16 Feb 2022
Oksana Lyniv

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Elena Stikhina (Floria Tosca), Freddie De Tommaso (Mario Cavaradossi), Alexey Markov (Baron Scarpia), Hubert Francis (Spoletta), Yuriy Yurchuk (Cesare Angelotti), Jeremy White (Sacristan), Jihoon Kim (Sciarrone)
Giacomo Puccini
Jonathan Kent
Set Design
Paul Brown
3h18 incl. 2 intervals
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 15 Dec 2021
Official Event Listing
  • Stikhina is superb, a divine diva. Lustrous of voice and lyrical of line, she has spinto power in reserve.
    Roy Westbrook, BACHTRACK
    Thrilling. De Tommaso makes a very, very exciting debut. Catch him if you can, because if he can sing like this at only 28, who knows what lies ahead?
    Claudia Pritchard, CULTURE WHISPER

Opera in three acts (1900)

A romance, a tragedy and a thriller – travel to 19th century Rome with Puccini’s great opera of passion and politics.

Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi (Freddie De Tommaso) and his sensuous lover Tosca (Elena Stikhina) comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia (Alexey Markov), Chief of Police, with fatal results.

From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production, one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory. Oksana Lyniv conducts.

Please note programme change: the previously billed Bryan Hymel withdrew from this production, replaced by British-Italian tenor Freddie De Tommaso (updated 14/12/21).