TOSCA - Opera Brava
Time & Location
About the Event
Tosca is a tragic story of passion and jealousy. It tells the tale of a tempestuous opera singer Floria Tosca, as she fights to save her lover, Cavaradossi. Set in Rome in the 1940s, this new production by Opera Brava, with its powerful score and imaginative orchestration brings to light tragedies that happen in relationships. The plot centres around three main characters – Rome’s diva, Floria Tosca, her lover, Mario Cavaradossi (a painter and republican) and the corrupt Chief of Police, Baron Scarpia.
The Chief of Police has long lusted after Tosca and when he suspects Cavaradossi of assisting an escaped political prisoner, seizes the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. In order to have her for himself, he will manipulate Tosca into revealing both the prisoner’s hiding place and Cavaradossi’s involvement.
When Cavaradossi is captured, Scarpia offers Tosca a horrific bargain – she must give herself to Scarpia, or her lover is killed… what will she choose, and who will survive?
Accompanied by chamber orchestra. Sung in English.
CAST & CREATIVE TEAM
Musical Director & Conductor Robert Bottriell
Director Bronek Pomorski
Assistant Director Lydia Skrentny
Designers Tony Baker & Adam Purnell
Revival Designer David Parker
Tosca Natasha Day
Cavaradossi Dominic Walsh
Scarpia Hakan Vramsmo
Angelotti & Goaler Ian Beadle
Sacristan John Lofthouse
Spoletta Martin Rendle
Sciarrone William Costello
Chorister Persha Darling
Stage Manager Lydia Skrentny
Technical Stage Manager David Rogers
Lighting designer & operator Kody Hicks
Wardrobe Maria Pomorska
Sound Kody Hicks
Tickets Adult £30 Child £10
Rodmarton Manor, Rodmarton, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL76PF
Box Office 01444 450 326