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The Royal Opera presents Puccini’s Tosca in Newbury

Aired live in cinemas on Wednesday at 7.15pm

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The Royal Opera presents Puccini’s Tosca  in Newbury

You can experience The Royal Opera’s production of Puccini’s classic thriller Tosca live in cinemas worldwide on Wednesday . One of the all-time great operas, Tosca combines drama, passion and glorious music. Instantly recognisable music from Tosca has been used countless times in film and television, most memorably as the soundtrack to an action scene in James Bond thriller Quantum of Solace.

Set in Rome, the story follows painter Mario Cavaradossi who is captured and sentenced to death by Scarpia, the sadistic Chief of Police. Mario’s life can be saved and his freedom granted providing, his lover, Tosca, gives herself to Scarpia.This production is conducted by Dan Ettinger and stars the Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka as Tosca.  Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja) sings the role of Cavaradossi, alongside Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley, singing the role of Scarpia.

The performance lasts three hours and includes two intervals which feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creative team.

Tosca is sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Catch it at The Corn Exchange and at Vue

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  • NickW

    05/02/2018 - 20:08

    Whatever watching Opera over a transmission link to a variety of cinemas may be, one thing it will never, ever be, is live. To try and establish that the poor, trusting public can experience the beauty, atmospheric electricity of a live performance via electronic transmission is to cheat them - royally and to consider them, the paying public, to be moronic, and to be pitied. For actually, to be pitied is what they are. The majesty and sensuous moment experienced by attending a live - face to face performance, is to experience the difference between a Dominoes pizza and going to Rome. Such fatuous headlines do a disservice to us all.

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