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Written by Helen Saturday, 21 December 2019 00:00
Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Tosca”
Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Tosca” is a tragic love story, it is also a suspenseful political thriller with a very poetic text, as Ewa Płonka in the leading role as Tosca sings movingly of “ancient ruins fragrant with thyme and nocturnal happiness” and “slow sea breezes in the moonlight.”
Cavaradossi is shielding the deposed counsel of the Roman Republic, who has newly escaped from his jailors and is on the run. One of the most famous operas, “Tosca” is extremely emotional and dramatic, and a significant part of this is due to the over the top villain Baron Scarpia. Scarpia, who directs the feared Roman police, tortures Mario and skillfully manipulates the Tosca’s inmate to help incriminate her lover Mario. “Tosca’s blood is burning with love,” the prima donna Tosca sings radiantly of herself, but we must add it is also a blood burning with jealousy.