31st October

Concert will begin at 18:30 hours GMT

Puccini's 'Tosca' with Gheorghiu, Kaufmann, Terfel and Francis from London

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Puccini's 'Tosca' is an opera in three acts to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The work, based on Victorien Sardou's 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples's control of Rome threatened by Napoleon's invasion of Italy. Performers:

Tosca: Angela Gheorghiu.
Cavaradossi: Konas Kaufmann.
Scarpia: Bryn Terfel.
Spoletta: Hubert Francis.
Angelotti: Lukas Jakobski.
Sacristan: Jeremy White.
Sciarrone: Zheng Zhou.
Shepherd Boy: William Payne.

Chorus and Orchestra of the Royal Opera House. Conductor: Antonio Pappano.

Recorded in 2011.

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