by Giacomo Puccini – Anna Netrebko as Tosca in all December 2019 performances
at Teatro alla Scala, Milan 2019-12-07 ... 2020-01-08
Giacomo Puccini created the melodramatic opera Tosca. It was premiered in January 1900 in Rome. Tosca has been selected to start the 2020 season of the Teatro alla Scala. Every year the season in Milan starts on 7th December, Saint’Ambrosius Day. The season premiere is a highlight for Milan as the opera will be live on TV and transmitted to the world.
The opera Tosca in 3 acts is in Italian. The lyrics will be displayed in English or Italian synchronized with the music. The performance takes 2 hours and 25 minutes including a break. During the break you will be able to enjoy a Spumante in the exclusive Toscanini Foyer.
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
Tosca: Anna Netrebko and on 2, 5, and 8 January Saioa Hernández
Scarpia: Luca Salsi
Angelotti: Vladimir Sazdovski
Sagrestano: Alfonso Antoniozzi
Spoletta: Carlo Bosi
Sciarrone: Giulio Mastrototaro
The 3 day city trip includes the hotel in your selected category, a gourmet dinner on the evening of the first day, a private walking tour of the city with a guide in your language, a visit to the La Scala Museum, premium tickets for the selected event at the Teatro alla Scala, and an aperitif before the performance. The schedule and program have been well accepted by our clients and we receive many compliments. However, should you wish to adjust the program, to maybe have a different private sightseeing tour or rather spend the day shopping, add an excursion to Lago di Como, an excursion to Cremona to the Stradivari Museum, then please let us know. The itinerary can be customized to your needs.
In Milan at Teatro alla Scala