Featuring Ireland's Star Soprano Celine Byrne and Russian Star Maria Litke as Floria Tosca
TOSCA is a tale of love, lust, intrigue and murder. Set in Rome in a period of Italian history when Napoleon’s invading army was greeted by Italian patriots as their liberator from oppressive Austrian rule, Puccini’s TOSCA is a combination of rare beauty and high emotion. Floria Tosca is a beautiful, celebrated singer and passionate woman displaying love, jealousy and rage. Caught at the very centre of political intrigue, Tosca falls victim to the manipulations of the treacherous Scarpio and unwittingly ruins her lover the artiste Mario Cavaradossi - with spectacular consequences! The Mikhailovsky Opera of St Petersburg will perform this traditional epic as the composer intended, with traditional sets and singing in Italian with English surtitles.
Accompanied by the magnificent RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Mikhailovsky Opera of St Petersburg's performances of TOSCA in the luxurious surroundings of the Bord Gais Energy Theatre this March is not to be missed. Audiences can expect a wonderful evening of opera and a truly inspiring experience.
* Celine Byrne will star in the key role of Floria Tosca on Wednesday 14th, Friday 16th and Sunday 18th March.
* Russian star Maria Litke will perform the role on Thursday 15th and Saturday 17th March.