Giacomo Puccini: TOSCA opera

08.07.2022 - 10.07.2022

One of the most beautiful and captivating works in the history of opera, Tosca is a gripping and exciting work about love, struggle, and jealousy. For the audience, it is a cathartic experience borne by the singers’ passion. For the singers, it is the fulfillment of their artistry. Every character is a dream role for the world’s greatest stars, demanding perfect singing and acting.

At the heart of the story is a woman who sacrifices herself for her love, avenging the injustices and lies she has suffered. It shows how the power of love can help a woman stay true to herself and what she believes in above all else. The “Letter Aria” and “Vissi d’arte” have become the greatest hits of opera literature. The work premiered in Rome, bringing Puccini national and international fame. Within a few years, it was performed in 60 cities around the world, and it remains a staple of the modern repertoire. In Hungary, it has been performed continuously at the Opera House since 1903.

The 2022 production of Tosca on the Margaret Island Open-Air Stage promises to be a real treat, featuring the world-famous tenor Francesco Meli as Cavaradossi. This star of La Scala, the Metropolitan Opera, and Covent Garden will be making his first appearance in Budapest. As Tosca, Eszter Sümegi, one of the most skilled performers of the role, will appear. Mihály Kálmándy can be heard as Scarpia.

Conductor: Gergely Kesselyák

Featuring the Hungarian State Opera House’s orchestra and chorus

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Venue

Budapest, Margitszigeti Szabadtéri Színpad, Zielinski Szilárd sétány, Magyarország

Price

7.900 Ft - 16.900 Ft. EUR

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