|Sun 12 Apr||14:30||Book||(Auditorium - Subs)|
Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns to cinemas as Puccini’s explosive diva.
Tenor Brian Jagde is the idealistic painter Cavaradossi, and baritone Michael Volle completes the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production.
The score of Tosca (if not the drama) itself is considered a prime example of the style of verismo, an elusive term usually translated as “realism.” The typical musical features of the verismo tradition are prominent in Tosca: short arias with an uninhibited flood of raw melody, ambient sounds that blur the distinctions between life and art, and the use of parlato—words spoken instead of sung—at moments of tension. An opera in 3 acts. Sung in Italian, with English subtitles.
195m approx including 2 intervals (Act 1: 45mins; interval:32 mins: Act 2 : 43 mins; interval 30mins; Act 3: 30 mins )
Tickets £20 (£17.50 Friends/Students)
Sun 12 Apr 14:30 - 17:45 approx (delayed live)