Based on a melodrama by French playwright Victorien Sardou, originally written for Sarah Bernhardt, Puccini’s sexually explosive thriller depicts a corrupt police chief who sets his sights on a glamorous singer as he plots to destroy her lover, a politically rebellious painter. Pierre Audi directs a new production of this violent and passionate masterwork for the Opéra de Paris. Puccini’s timeless verismo score is well served by an exceptional cast. Austrian soprano Martina Serafin as Floria Tosca, the jealous diva, opposite Argentine lyric tenor Marcelo Álvarez. Ludovic Tézier is the villainous Scarpia.
- Daniel Oren
- Paris Opera Orchestra
- Martina Serafin, Marcelo Álvarez, Ludovic Tézier
- Giacomo Puccini
- Pierre Audi
- Set Design
- Christof Hetzer
- Approx. 2h42 incl 2 intervals
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Opéra de Paris
Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.