Tosca – Opera in 3 Acts by Puccini

Thursday, November 1, 2012 19:30
3 - 4/11/2012 19:30
    Macao Cultural Centre Grand Auditorium     Tickets: MOP 400, 350, 250, 150

Composer: Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Libretto: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa

Production: Puccini Festival Foundation - Torre del Lago (Italy) and Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government

Conductor: Lü Jia
Stage Director: Riccardo Canessa
Assistant Director: Luca Ramacciotti
Costume Designer: Fondazione Cerratelli
Lighting Designer: Nino Napoletano

Chorusmaster: Petras Bingelis
Kaunas State Choir
Macao Orchestra


Characters and Cast:
Floria Tosca, a celebrated singer Csilla Boross, Soprano
Mario Cavaradossi, painter Roberto Aronica, Tenor
Baron Scarpia, chief of police Giovanni Meoni, Baritone
Cesare Angelotti, political fugitive
Manrico Signorini, Bass
Sagrestano Angelo Nardinocchi, Bass 
Spoletta, a police agent Mario Bolognesi, Tenor
Sciarrone, a gendarme Lei Siu Hong, Bass
A jailer Xu Qi, Bass
A shepherd boy Lai Wai Ieng, Treble
Soldiers, police agents, altar boys,
noblemen and women, townsfolk, artisan

With surtitles in Chinese, Portuguese and English

The Puccini Festival Foundation was established in 1990 in an attempt to bring new life and financial stability to the Puccini Festival. The Festival was created in 1930, but only in 1966, after intermittent editions, did it become an annual event. It is held in an open air theatre every summer at Torre del Lago, where Puccini lived and composed some of his principal works, among them Tosca.

One of Puccini’s most famous operas, Tosca is set in Rome, in 1800, when the city was occupied by the Kingdom of Naples and under attack from Napoleon’s army. This melodramatic story follows Tosca’s attempts to free her lover, Cavaradossi, a painter, from execution at the hands of anti-Napoleonic forces while, at the same time, trying to resist advances from royalist chief of police, Scarpia.

Join renowned opera singers, accompanied by the Macao Orchestra and the Kaunas State Choir, in this gripping tale of love, murder and suicide!