Giacomo Puccini TOSCA 180 min

TOSCA

Creatives

CREATIVES

Conductor

Pier Giorgio Morandi

Assistant conductor

Andreas Gies

Stage director

Mario Pontiggia

Set and costume designer

Francesco Zito

Lighting designer

Bruno Ciulli

Assistant stage director

Luca Ferracane, Martina Zdilar Sertić

Assistant set designer

Antonella Conte

Chorus master

Luka Vukšić

Chorus master of the children's chorus

Dijana Rogulja Deltin

Translation of libretto

Marina Glavaš

Ensemble of the performance

ENSEMBLE OF THE PERFORMANCE

FLORIA TOSCA

Valentina Fijačko Kobić, Lana Kos, Kristina Kolar

MARIO CAVARADOSSI

Stjepan Franetović, Carlo Ventre

BARON SCARPIA

Stefano Meo, Davor Radić

CESARE ANGELOTTI

Siniša Štork,Toni Nežić

SACRISTAN

Ozren Bilušič, Marin Čargo

SPOLETTA

Ivo Gamulin, Nikša Radovanović, Matic Zakonjšek

SCIARRONE

Marin Čargo, Jurica Jurasić Kapun

SHEPHERD

Andrija Bošković, Mirjan Josip Mundweil

JAILER

Benjamin Šuran, Robert Palić

Orchestra and Chorus of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb

Children's Opera chorus

Stage managers

Aleksandra Ćorluka, Zrinka Petrušanec

Prompter

Marija Dražančić

Concert master / mistress

Mojca Ramušćak, Vlatka Peljhan

Artistic leader of the Opera Studio

Nina Cossetto

Répétiteurs

Vjekoslav Babić, Helena Borović, Ante Sladoljev

Premiere

27.05.2022

The passionate, jealous and impulsive diva, the romantic, freedom-loving and enamoured painter and a merciless and unscrupulous chief of police are the three characters involved in this melodrama with a tragic end that Victorien Sardou wrote for the famous Sarah Bernhardt. Puccini used the drama as a model for one of his masterpieces, opera Tosca that had its world opening night in 1900 in Rome that is also the location of the plot. In the myth-like but also real Rome, between the shadow of the Sant'Andrea della Valle Basilica and the terrace of Castle Sant' Angelo there is a clash of passion, the erotic is interwoven with the sacral, love with possessiveness, theatre with life. Nothing is as it seems: the defeats become victories and false executions real. This monumental opera with popular and unforgettable arias was premiered at the Zagreb Opera in May 2022 with Alla Kulbaba as conductor and Mario Pontiggio as stage director after the original production of MMF from 2008 with excellent Croatian singers who were granted professional awards for their interpretations.