22 Sep 2017
Mariinsky Theatre soloist to sing in Tosca Opera in York Barbiacan
The highly acclaimed Russian State Opera returns with the world’s best loved opera.
Tosca – perfect tragic opera
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles
Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live orchestra with over 30 musicians
Puccini’s Tosca is a melodrama where love and politics collide, and murder takes place at the highest level.
Mikhail Makarov, who is Mariinsky Theatre Soloist (former Kirov Theatre in St Petersburg), who will be singing the leading role of Cavaradossi. From 2009 Mikhail has been the soloist at the Mariinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg. He has a large repertoire and participated in various performances in Russia and abroad. He is also a laureate of national and international competitions.
Tosca opera is a historical fiction about 18th Century period. The core of the intriguing theme is romance over politics which is relevant even in today’s world.
Originally set in Rome in 1800s, it tells the story of two idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi. Their trust is set to be tested by Scarpia, the ruthless police officer who has no boundaries. Scarpia has sentenced Cavaradossi to death. The officer is prepared to let Cavaradossi go if Tosca is willing to spend the night with Scarpia…
Tosca is one of the most emotionally engaging and popular operas of all time!
If you’ve never tried opera before, you will love this full orchestra experience with brand new settings and fantastic costumes, exquisite singing and those wonderful tunes that the audience will still be humming to themselves on their way home, making this a must see opera production for everyone.
This hunting tragedy with its breath-taking arias will transport you to the world of romantic Rome full of drama, passion, love, and betrayal.