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Puccini's Tosca

A cinematic adaptation: Benoît Jacquot (director), Antonio Pappano (conductor) — With Angela Gheorghiu (Floria Tosca), Roberto Alagna (Mario Cavaradossi), Ruggero Raimondi (Baron Scarpia) ...

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Cast

Benoît Jacquot — Stage director
Sylvain Chauvelot — Set designer
Christian Gasc — Costume designer
Angela Gheorghiu — Floria Tosca
Roberto Alagna — Mario Cavaradossi
Ruggero Raimondi — Baron Scarpia
Maurizio Muraro — Cesare Angelotti
Enrico Fissore — The sacristan
David Cangelosi — Spoletta
Sorin Coliban — Sciarrone
Gwynne Howell — A jailer
James Savage-Hanford — A shepherd
Tiffin Boys' Choir
Simon Toyne — Chorus Master
Royal Opera Chorus

Program notes

A masterpiece synonymous with Italian operatic greatness, Puccini’s Tosca shines brightly in a 2001 cinematic adaptation by French film director Benoît Jacquot! The bold idea leads to thrilling results, as Jacquot’s thoughtful and dramatic style allows his actors’ talents to fill every frame with the passion and emotion that have made Tosca such an enduring favorite among operagoers.

Puccini’s deliciously melodramatic tale of love, desire, betrayal, and revenge comes to life in this silver screen-worthy production with lush set design, gorgeous costumes, and tour de force performances by Angela Gheorghiu and Roberto Alagna—opera’s real-life “it” couple at the time—as Tosca and Cavaradossi, plus Ruggero Raimondi as Scarpia.

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Production date: 2001
Duration: 1 h 59 min
Production: © Euripide Productions - Integral Film GmbH - Veradia Film - Seven Stars Systems - Axiom Films - France 3 Cinema - WDR - TELE+
Available subtitle(s): EN, FR, IT, ES, De
Resolution: Full HD