The Met: Live in HD at Theatr Mwldan
12:04pm Wednesday 30th October 2013 in What's on
THE third of The Met: Live in HD broadcasts this season is Luc Bondy’s production of Tosca, which will be streamed Live in HD via satellite to Theatr Mwldan on November 9, 6pm.
The production stars Patricia Racette and Roberto Alagna in the roles of Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi, with George Gagnidze as the corrupt, lustful Scarpia, and John Del Carlo in the role of the Sacristan.
Puccini's Tosca, one of the most popular operas in the repertoire ever since its January 14, 1900 premiere, is a passionate drama based on Victorien Sardou's hit play La Tosca, written as a star vehicle for famous French actress Sarah Bernhardt. In the translation from play to opera, the action was tightened, the characters were "Italianized," and most of the political motivation was cut. The action of the play and the opera takes place in Rome between noon of June 17, 1800 and dawn the following day, during which time all of the major characters die violent deaths.
In keeping with the Met’s mission of balancing core favourites with lesser-known works, this season HD audiences will have the opportunity to revisit three of the most popular operas in the repertory — Tosca, La Cenerentola, and La Bohème — broadcast live with exciting new casts to showcase some of the world’s most
extraordinary singers in touchstone roles.
Tickets for this Met Opera screening are £16 (£15) available now from Mwldan's Box Office on 01239 621200, and www.mwldan.co.uk.