MET Live – Tosca
£14.50 concession, £13 members
Length: 180 min
Director: David McVicar
Cast: Kristine Opolais, Vittorio Grigolo, Željko Lučić
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom. When an escaped political prisoner takes refuge in a church, an opera singer and a painter are drawn into a twisting plot that puts them at the mercy of the secret police and its network of torturers and spies. Rivalling the splendour of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Sonya Yoncheva stars as the titular prima donna, alongside Vittorio Grigolo as her artist lover and Željko Lučić as the villainous police chief—one of his signature roles. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.
“Yoncheva and Grigolo looked wonderfully youthful as Puccini’s lovers. Her sound … is richly textured and shimmering… ” – New York Times
“It all came together on opening night … The Met not only succeeded but triumphed.” – Vanity Fair
Approximate running time 3 hours, including two intervals. Cast and running time subject to change.