Tosca by Giacomo Puccini

conductor Daniele Rustioni — stage director Christophe Honoré

Recording Date
9 July 2019
Performance in Italian subtitled in French
Distribution area
video available all over Europe
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Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924)
Melodrama In Three Acts
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Based on the play La Tosca by Victorien Sardou
First performed the 14th of January 1900
At the Teatro Costanzi in Rome

Tosca – the name snaps and blares. It refers to the opera of operas, and the role of roles: the greatest opera singers are consumed by it. Because the work makes theatre out of an opera singer. She will lose her revolutionary lover and her own life because she is sick with jealousy, and movingly pious. Programmed for the first time at the Festival d’Aix, Puccini’s master work will be staged by Christophe Honoré as a melancholic reminder of the fascinating theatrical creature of stage and sound that is this diva, this woman who lives “for art and for love” and on whom time and death have no hold.