The award-winning producer Ellen Kent returns in Spring 2022 with the International Opera Festival tour coming to the Alhambra Theatre, Bradford.
Premiered on January 14th 1900, Tosca has stood the test of time and is one of the undisputed classics of the opera repertoire. A tragic story of betrayal and lust, love and lies, Puccini’s Tosca is a masterpiece.
Following the huge success of our visit to the Royal Albert Hall, Tosca returns to delight audiences once again. This most popular of operas, with its tender and moving arias Recondita Armonia, Vissi d’Arte and E Lucevan le Stelle, is a heady mixture of true love, torture and treachery, with two of the best roles for tenor and soprano, plus a pure evil villain as the baritone.
Ellen Kent’s Productions have a reputation for lavishness, spectacle and grandeur and her latest production of Tosca will be no different, featuring two elegant greyhounds. Two royal greyhounds from the West Yorkshire Greyhound Trust will appear in Act 1 with Scarpia's entrance.
The sets for Toscaare rich, grand and lavish with beautiful period Italian tapestries, chandeliers and costumes replicating Rome in the early nineteenth century. The magnificent set was built by Set Up Scenery who also builds sets for the Royal Opera Covent Garden.
Welcoming back the celebrated Moldovan baritone Vladimir Dragos who will sing Scarpia, and the international stars, Elena Dee and Alyona Kistenyova with Petru Racovita, the International Moldovian baritone, sharing the role of Scarpia. *
Ellen Said: “My operas have to be emotional and beautiful.”
As with any of Ellen Kent’s shows all of the soloists have been hand-picked and directed by Ellen to create a visually beautiful and moving production of Tosca.
This production will be sung in Italian with English surtitles.
*Cast Subject to Change
Please note that certain seats may have restricted views of the surtitles. Please check when booking tickets.
All information is correct at time of release.
Tosca- Thursday 27 January 2022
Carmen- Friday 28 January 2022
Madama Butterfly- Saturday 29 January 2022