On the fantastic melodies of Giacomo Puccini, a few meters from Castel Sant'Angelo, come to relive the story of Floria Tosca, of her lover Mario Cavaradossi and of the terrible Baron Scarpia! Tosca is the Roman opera par excellence, being completely set there. Characters and Interpretes Floria Tosca: Monica Cucca Mario Cavaradossi: Alessandro Fantini Baron Scarpia: Giordano Farina Cesare Angelotti: Andrea Cionci Sciarrone: Teofilo Ciardi Musical director at the piano: Diego Moccia Directed by: Luigi Zacco Giovanelli Costumes: MCCT & RomeConcerts Address: Piazza di Ponte Sant'Angelo 68. Start time: 8:00 PM. Duration: about 110 minutes (3 acts and the 2 short intervals). During the first interval an aperitif will be served, included in the ticket price.
Tosca, by Giacomo PucciniThe story of Tosca place in Rome, at the time of the fall of the first Roman Republic on a precise date: Saturday, June 14, 1800, the day of the Battle of Marengo. The first act is set in the church of Sant'Andrea della Valle, the second in Palazzo Farnese and the third in Castel Sant'Angelo. Because of the Roman setting, the publisher Giulio Ricordi organized the first performance at the Teatro Costanzi, the Rome Opera House. But Tosca's pemiere was disturbed because of many warnings of an anarchist bombing of the theater, and the set date for the performance had to be postponed by one day. It was performed on January 14th 1900: it was a national event with the Italian queen Margherita to attend it, together with many personalities in every field of national life. Though being passed over for the premiere the young Enrico Caruso would have become a protagonist of the subsequent performances at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York.