Tosca

Apr 11 2020 - 1:00pm
Live via satellite from NYC's Metropolitan Opera

General Admission $20, $18 (Members), $10 Students, $142 (Live at the Met Flex Subscription)

Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns, by popular demand, as Puccini’s explosive diva. Tenor Brian Jagde is the idealistic painter Cavaradossi; while baritone Michael Volle completes the opera’s fatal love triangle as the sinister Scarpia. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production.

Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. Critics, for their part, have often had problems with Tosca’s rather grungy subject matter, the directness and intensity of its score, and the crowd-pleasing dramatic opportunities it provides for its lead roles. But these same aspects have made Tosca one of a handful of iconic works that seem to represent opera in the public imagination. Tosca’s popularity is further secured by a superb and exhilarating dramatic sweep, a driving score of abundant melody and theatrical shrewdness, and a career-defining title role.

The opera runs three hours, with two intermissions. 

 

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