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Tosca

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Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Opera in 3 acts
Libretto: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa according to Victorien Sardou
World premiere: 14th January 1900, Rome
Polish premiere: 1903, Lviv

Production team:

Music Director: Andrzej Straszyński
Director: Laco Adamik
Set Designer: Barbara Kędzierska
Opera Krakowska Chorus Leader: Ewa Bator
Kraków Philharmonic Boys' Choir Leader: Lidia Matynian
Premiere 4th May 1997

Cast:

TOSCA | Magdalena Barylak (20, 22.04)

CAVARADOSSI | Tomasz Kuk (20, 22.04)

SCARPIA | Adam Szerszeń (20, 22.04)

ANGELOTTI | Michał Kutnik (20, 22.04)

SPOLETTA | Paweł Szczepanek (20, 22.04)

SACRISTAN | Wołodymyr Pańkiw (20, 22.04)

SCIARRONE | Andrzej Wartalski (20.04), Jan Migała (22.04)

JAILER | Władysław Guzik (20, 22.04)

SHEPHERD BOY | Anna Gajdzik-Krzyżanowska (20.04), Kamila Mędrek-Żurek (22.04)

THE KRAKOW OPERA ORCHESTRA, CHOIR and CHILDREN'S CHOIR

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Tosca is a part of the standard opera repertoire and has allowed many singers to create unforgettable characters. The opera features some of Puccini’s most splendid arias, Recondita armonia... and E lucevan le stelle..., interwoven with the story of a tragic love between the singer Tosca and the painter Cavaradossi, who fall prey to the police chief Scarpia’s machinations. As with every great work of worldwide fame, the producers are faced with the danger of rendering the opera too banal or too predictable, but the Krakow Opera’s staging of Tosca has a lot to recommend itself. Apart from an absolute vocal mastery, the lead singers show excellent acting skills – their characters are deeply moving and believable. The dramatic story of Tosca and Cavaradossi’s love as seen at the Krakow Opera House moves the audience to tears.

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