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Giacomo Puccini Opera: Tosca
May 17, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini, made famous for its depictions of torture, murder, and suicide and because none of the main characters survive the story. It is also famous because the plot takes place in a single day: three dead in 24 hours – including a police officer (Baron Scarpia – Chief of Police) in Rome who abuses his power and, by doing so, is the master of life and death. But Scarpia’s sexual desire transcends a certain point, he loses control and becomes the same as those he has judged to date.
In addition, Tosca is a psycho-crime. A thriller. Quite precisely: a musical erotic thriller. What Hitchcock was on the screen at that time was what Puccini was on the opera stage. The composer created a subtly crafted and passionate crime scene about mechanisms such as the presence of power in the church, politics, and sexuality.
Few operas are as closely and openly interwoven with personal passion as Puccini’s captivating piece about love, honor, betrayal, power, and jealousy.
Director: Gábor Sylvie