The great operatic thriller
21 AUG to 28 AUG | 21h30
MNAA Gardens (National Museum of Anciant Art)
Sung in italian
Length: 2h20 with intermission
Love, politics, intrigue, betrayal, murder and suicide. All explosive ingredients which made Tosca become a paradigme of Italian verismo and one of the greatest sucesses by great “master of emotion” Giacomo Puccini.
With a detective book plot , Puccini’s Tosca takes place in a occupied Rome where the life of the regime’s opposers is endangered. The liberal painter Mario Cavaradossi helps hidding a friend escaped from prison and loves the opera singer Floria Tosca, who for a long time has been coveted by the entrepidous chief of secret police, baron Scarpia.
Tosca is caught in a web she can’t escape and she is willing to do anything to save her beloved Mario Cavaradossi.
The seting of National Ancient Art Museum Garden, enriched by its cenographic element, presents itself perfect to recreate this timeless story, of one of the greatest emblematic operas of All-time.
Musical director: Jan Wierzba
Stage Director: Otelo Lapa and Catarina Molder
Set design & costumes: Otelo Lapa, Catarina Molder e Daniela Cardante
Light design: Anatol Waschke
Sound design: Jorge Serigado e Ricardo Costa
Floria Tosca - Catarina Molder
Barone Scarpia - Christian Lújan
Sacristano - Luis Rodrigues
Angelotti - Nuno Dias
Spoletta - Rodrigo Carreto
Sciarrone - Leando Moreso
Orchestra: Ensemble MPMP
Direction: João Barros