THE MET LIVE: TOSCA

1899 | 173 minutes | |
Written by Giacomo Puccini

Saturday January 27, 2018, 12:55pm (Film Center)

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Written by Giacomo Puccini

Tosca is an opera by Giacomo Puccini 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. It contains depictions of torture, murder and suicide, as well as some of Puccini’s best-known lyrical arias.

 

 

Andris Nelsons conducts a new staging of Puccini’s dramatic tragedy, directed by Sir David McVicar. Sonya Yoncheva and Jonas Kaufmann star as the heroine Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with Bryn Terfel as the villainous Scarpia.

 

Sonya Yoncheva will make her role debut in the Met’s new production of Puccini’s Tosca next season replacing Kristine Opolais, who has withdrawn for personal reasons. The Met looks forward to welcoming Ms. Opolais back in future seasons. The company is grateful to the Vienna State Opera for releasing Ms. Yoncheva from a previous commitment.

 

Sonya Yoncheva is the first artist to have three principal roles in the same HD season. In addition to Tosca on January 27, 2018, she stars as Mimì in Puccini’s La Bohème on February 24, 2018, and as Luisa in Verdi’s Luisa Miller on April 14, 2018.

 

Ms. Yoncheva made her Met debut in 2013 as Gilda in Verdi’s Rigoletto. She returned to the Met in her role debut as Mimì and then as Violetta in Verdi’s La Traviata in the company’s 2014-15 season and earned significant critical acclaim for both roles. She opened the Met’s 2015-16 season as Desdemona in a new production of Verdi’s Otello and reprised her Violetta in the 2016-17 season.

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