It’s no wonder Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic were inspired – had to be inspired – by Tosca, being the most brilliant of all of Puccini’s operas. The work is performed clear across the country, and that’s why we’ve asked the Berliners to perform it in Baden-Baden – since Tosca isn’t just a suspense-packed story, Tosca is a work of art. And with each passage as extraordinary as the next, it’s all the more important to do justice to the countless subtleties of the score. All the themes are interrelated, and Puccini is not only drawing from his endless wealth of ideas, but is also quite economical in the composing process – but could we ever really hear this before? It would be a pity not to. Since in this performance, we’ll discover a new masterpiece beneath the surface of the well-known melodies.
In Italian with German and English surtitles
Performance ends at approximately 9:00 P.M.
Tosca – Music drama in three acts, Libretto adapted from the play by Victorien Sardou
- Sir Simon Rattle Musical direction
- Philipp Himmelmann Direction
- Raimund Bauer Stage design
- Kathi Maurer Costumes
- Berliner Philharmoniker
- Kristine Opolais Floria Tosca
- Marcelo Álvarez Mario Cavaradossi
- Evgeny Nikitin Baron Scarpia
- Alexander Tsymbalyuk Cesare Amgelotti
- Peter Rose Il Sagrestano
- Peter Tantsits Spoletta
- Douglas Williams Sciarrone
- Walter Fink Un carceriere
- Philharmonia Chor Wien Rehearsal: Walter Zeh
- Cantus Juvenum Karlsruhe Rehearsal: Anette Schneider
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