Running Time: 3 hours intermissions included
Teatro alla Scala Chorus and Orchestra
New Teatro alla Scala production
FIRST ACT 45 minutes / Intermission 30 minutes / SECOND ACT 45 minutes / Intermission 30 minutes / THIRD ACT 30 minutes
NOTES ON THE PERFORMANCE
With the new production of Tosca in Roger Parker’s critical edition for Ricordi, Music Director Riccardo Chailly continues his project of presenting Giacomo Puccini’s operas in the light of the latest musicological research, with which he has already brought Turandot, La fanciulla del West, Madama Butterfly and Manon Lescaut back to La Scala. While over the course of the decades the work of Gioachino Rossini and Giuseppe Verdi has been re-evaluated thanks to critical editions and the examination of variants, Giacomo Puccini’s masterpieces have so far been presented in versions that often unwittingly bore the incrustations of tradition; hence the importance of this proposal. However, this opening Tosca will be above all a celebration of music – thanks also to the superb voices of Anna Netrebko, Francesco Meli and Luca Salsi – and of theatre, with the return of director Davide Livermore and set designers Giò Forma, already greatly acclaimed for Attila of 7 December 2018.
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