The Royal Opera

Encore broadcast: January 19 2022 (7.15pm)

Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymeland Alexey Markov bring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist ofthe opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come, thrillingly, face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.


Elena Stikina (Floria Tosca), Bryan Hymel (Mario Cavaradossi), Alexey Markov (BaronScarpia), Hubert Francis (Spoletta),Yuriy Yurchuk (Cesare Angelotti), Jeremy White(Sacristan),Jihoon Kim (Sciarrone)
The Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House


Music Giacomo Puccini Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Director Jonathan Kent
Designer Paul Brown Lighting designer Mark Henderson

Running time:3 hours and 25 minutes(including two intervals)
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles