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Tosca

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Running
4. May–24. June
SCENE
Main Stage
Duration
2 h 10 min

Powerful opera about the freedom of art

Political unrest, torture and ruthless power play. Art is gagged – as is love. This is the brutal world we encounter in Puccini’s dramatic opera Tosca.

The singer Floria Tosca and her lover, the rebellious artist Mario Cavaradossi, fall victim to the city’s authorities. The corrupt Chief of Police Scarpia wants to quiet the revolutionary voices of the time and imprisons and torture’s Tosca’s lover. Scarpia’s sadism goes hand in hand with his erotic appetite: The price to release Cavaradossi is Tosca herself.  

Beautiful arias and duets 

Scarpia’s dark disharmony stands in stark contrast to the beautiful arias and duets of the pair of lovers, such as Cavaradossi’s famous romantic aria ‘E lucevan le stelle’ and Tosca’s life creed ‘Vissi d’art’: I lived for art. 

Neoliberalism under criticism 

Director Calixto Bieito portrays the intense and intimate interaction between these three characters, in addition to the brutal reality that the opera actually depicts, namely the freedom of art in a world that demands usefulness and profit.   

Tosca premiered in Rome in 1900 and the story is set during Napoleon’s siege of Italy 100 years earlier. But the theme is timeless all the same. Scarpias can be found everywhere in the form of persons of power with a seemingly friendly demeanour – but the friendliness is only a means to gain control and take the upper hand.   

  • Free introduction one hour before the performance

Artistic team and cast

  • Musikk
    Giacomo Puccini
  • Libretto
    Luigi Illica og Giuseppe Giacosa
  • Musikalsk ledelse
    Xian Zhang / Eivind Gullberg Jensen
  • Regi
    Calixto Bieito
  • Scenografi
    Susanne Gschwender
  • Kostymer
    Anja Rabes
  • Lysdesign
    Michael Bauer
  • Dramaturg
    Bettina Auer
  • Medvirkende
    Operakoret, Barnekoret, Operaorkestret
    • Floria Tosca
        • 4. May 2023 19:00
        • 7. May 2023 18:00
        • 10. May 2023 20:00
        • 14. May 2023 18:00
        • 9. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 12. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 15. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 21. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 24. Jun 2023 18:00
    • Mario Cavaradossi
        • 4. May 2023 19:00
        • 7. May 2023 18:00
        • 10. May 2023 20:00
        • 14. May 2023 18:00
        • 9. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 12. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 15. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 21. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 24. Jun 2023 18:00
    • Scarpia
        • 4. May 2023 19:00
        • 7. May 2023 18:00
        • 10. May 2023 20:00
        • 14. May 2023 18:00
        • 9. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 12. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 15. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 21. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 24. Jun 2023 18:00
    • Il Sagrestano
        • 4. May 2023 19:00
        • 7. May 2023 18:00
        • 10. May 2023 20:00
        • 14. May 2023 18:00
        • 9. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 12. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 15. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 21. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 24. Jun 2023 18:00
    • Cesare Angelotti
        • 4. May 2023 19:00
        • 7. May 2023 18:00
        • 10. May 2023 20:00
        • 14. May 2023 18:00
        • 9. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 12. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 15. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 21. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 24. Jun 2023 18:00
    • Spoletta
        • 4. May 2023 19:00
        • 7. May 2023 18:00
        • 10. May 2023 20:00
        • 14. May 2023 18:00
        • 9. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 12. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 15. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 21. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 24. Jun 2023 18:00
    • Sciarrone
        • 4. May 2023 19:00
        • 7. May 2023 18:00
        • 10. May 2023 20:00
        • 14. May 2023 18:00
        • 9. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 12. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 15. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 21. Jun 2023 19:00
        • 24. Jun 2023 18:00
Price
100–900 kr
Language
italiensk
Subtitles
norsk og engelsk
  • Thursday 4. May
    19:00 / Main Stage / 2023
  • Sunday 7. May
    18:00 / Main Stage / 2023
  • Wednesday 10. May
    20:00 / Main Stage / 2023
  • Sunday 14. May
    18:00 / Main Stage / 2023
  • Friday 9. June
    19:00 / Main Stage / 2023
  • Monday 12. June
    19:00 / Main Stage / 2023
  • Thursday 15. June
    19:00 / Main Stage / 2023
  • Wednesday 21. June
    19:00 / Main Stage / 2023
  • Saturday 24. June
    18:00 / Main Stage / 2023