13th October – 13th November.
Tosca is Puccini’s opera about love, lust and political intrigues. When the painter Mario Cavaradossi, the lover of the temperamental singer Floria Tosca, is captured by the sadistic police chief Scarpia, Floria takes her fate into her own hands. Unfortunately she unintentionally puts Scarpia’s men on the trail of her lover. Scarpia promises Tosca that he will release the painter if she spends the night with him. She agrees, but as soon as Scarpia writes a safe conduct she kills him – the beginning of a tragic end.
The most famous aria in the opera is Tosca’s heart-felt Vissi d ‘arte, fishi d’amore (I lived for art, I lived for love), made immortal by Maria Callas.
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