: Angela Gheorghiu, Hubert Francis, Jonas Kaufmann, ZhengZhong Zhou, Bryn Terfel, Jeremy White, Lukas Jakobski Director
: Duncan Macfarland Running Time
: 2 hours 5 minutes (Plus Intermission)Synopsis
: Palace Opera & Ballet will continue to wow cinemas-goers with their 2011 & 2012 season by offering an experience like no other. Partnering with Opus Arte, Jonathan Kent's detailed production of Tosca draws to the full on the historical backdrop of Rome in 1800, a political world of control and suspicion, beautifully evoked in Paul Brown's lavish designs.
The pageantry of church ritual, the darkness of a brooding study with its hidden torture chamber and the false optimism of the light of a Roman dawn - all throw into relief the love of the beautiful diva Tosca, the idealism of her lover Cavaradossi and the deadly, destructive obsession of the malevolent Chief of Police, Scarpia. Website