Tosca (Met Opera)
"Tosca combines Puccini's glorious musical inspiration with the melodramatic vitality of one of the great Hitchcock films," says Music Director James Levine. "From the very first bar of the piece, the opera seizes you and keeps you on the edge of your seat until the last note." Karita Mattila, who sings the title role for the first time at the Met, says, "There are so many fascinating qualities to Tosca. At first I thought, 'How will it feel to kill somebody on stage?' But Tosca is like an action movie, and the drama just happens." Luc Bondy, acclaimed for his imaginative theater and opera productions, directs. Marcelo Alvarez and Juha Uusitalo open as Cavaradossi and Scarpia, with Jonas Kaufmann, Marcello Giordani, and Bryn Terfel stepping in for later performances.
3hrs 35mins long