Featuring Puccini at his most romantic, Tosca is one of the most beloved operas of all time–for both its melodies and the story.
Set across the backdrop of a war torn Rome, this tale follows the love between the fiery diva Floria Tosca and the artist Cavardossi. The evil Baron Scarpia, who lusts after Tosca, manipulates her into thinking Cavardossi is having an affair. In a fit of jealousy, Tosca leads Scarpia to her beloved, who has been helping to hide his friend Cesare Angelotti, a political prisoner and former leader of the Napoleon Resistance. Hoping to save Cavardossi from execution, Tosca strikes a deal with Scarpia that holds tragic consequence for all.
Rochelle Bard, hailed as “an exquisite singing actress,” makes her thrilling HOT debut in the title role alongside HOT debuts by tenor Dimitris Paksoglou as her ill-fated lover and Aleksey Bogdanov as the lustful Baron Scarpia all led by HOT Artistic Director/Principal Conductor Emmanuel Plasson and directed by Omer Ben Seadia in her HOT debut.
Hawai‘i Opera Theatre
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