Tosca – Puccini Festival Torre del Lago 2022 The Puccini opera Tosca is about the drama of love and jealousy, arbitrariness, and betrayal, which ultimately ends in death. For lovers of Italian operas, it is a dream to enjoy the soft music of Giacomo Puccini in the open-air festival in Tuscany. The Puccini Music Festival […]
TOSCA • August 13, 2022 • Puccini Festival | Torre del Lago
Tosca – Puccini Festival Torre del Lago 2022
The Puccini opera Tosca is about the drama of love and jealousy, arbitrariness, and betrayal, which ultimately ends in death. For lovers of Italian operas, it is a dream to enjoy the soft music of Giacomo Puccini in the open-air festival in Tuscany. The Puccini Music Festival takes place every summer in the beautiful Tuscan city of Lucca. The maestro loved his homeland very much. He was born in Lucca and his villa became the mausoleum where his tomb is conserved. Come to the Puccini land and discover the extraordinary beauty of the “Terre di Puccini”. In this way, you get close to the maestro and can fathom the source of his inspiration.
The story of Tosca
The opera takes place during the war in 1800 in Rome. The story is fictitious but based on historical events of the war in the Roman church-state.
The Roman consul Cesare Angelotti was imprisoned in Castel Sant’Angelo. Thanks to the help of his friend Cavaradossi he was able to escape and he found shelter in the Villa Cavaradossis. However, Tosca, Cavaradossi’s lover, became jealous. The police chief Baron Scarpia let the search for Cesare Angelotti. He tortured his friend Cavaradossi. But he did not want to betray his friend Cesare Angelotti. Under this pressure, Tosca collapses and reveals the hiding place of Angelotti, who commits suicide.
To save her lover, Tosca sells herself to the police chief Scarpia. When Scarpia signed the escort letter for Cavaradossi, Tosca stabs the police chief Scarpia to flee with Cavaradossi. However, the opera ends tragically for all actors: Cavaradossi, who was to be executed only for the sake of appearances, was shot. Appalled, Tosca realized that Sciarpa had betrayed her. In the meantime, the stabbed Sciarpa had been found, whereupon Tosca plunges from Castel Sant’Angelo.
Select a date for the opera Tosca at the open-air Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago / Lucca. The travel package includes a premium ticket and accommodation for your music trip to Italy.
If you prefer a package with typically Italian moments, before the performance you can enjoy an Italian aperitif with fine finger food from the region as an additional service in a historic bar in a very relaxed atmosphere. Experience the Italian lifestyle in a selected restaurant with fresh local Tuscan cuisine. We organize trips to Tuscany as well as Florence, Siena, San Gimignano, and the Tuscan Chianti countryside with private transport and typical cuisine. Each activity of the trip is tailored to your needs. Sit back and let yourself be pampered with the Italian Dolce Vita lifestyle with good wine and local food and enjoy your well-deserved vacation. This service package is available for single travelers, couples, and groups. During your trip to Italy, you will receive our telephone support.