Why See Canadian Opera Company - Tosca?
A braying melodrama full of passion, envy and murder, Tosca is one of the most esteemed operas in the repertoire, entertaining audiences around the globe since 1900. The story of Floria Tosca, a famed opera singer who will go to any lengths to protect her lover from the clutches of the vengeful chief of police, the dangerous Baron Scarpia.
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Under the cloud of rebellion on all sides, Rome is in the middle of a tumultuous change as the Royalist regime is winning over the Republic. Whilst the merciless Baron Scarpia is rounding up rebels and jailing them, Tosca rehearses in a church before meeting her fugitive lover Cavaradossi. When the embittered Baron catches up with him he falls for Tosca, much to her anger, and tortures her lover in front of him. If she yields to him, she is promised his life under the guise of a false execution. But Scarpia's meanness knows no bounds and before the day is out, all life will be extinguished.
Opening night: 30 April 2017
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles
Two hours and 25 minutes with two intermissions
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