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Tosca – The Grand, Leeds

Music: Giacomo Puccini Libretto: Giuseppe Giacoso and Luigi Illica Director: Edward Dick Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood Tosca marks the start of Opera North’s autumn season, a special time as the company will have been founded exactly 40 years ago this November.  Tosca is a popular opera that made its very first performance in Rome back in 1900, while Opera North first ...

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Tosca – Alhambra Theatre, Bradford

Music: Giacomo Puccini Libretto: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa Director: Ellen Kent Conductor: Nicolae Dohotaru Reviewer: Sue Collier Puccini’s Tosca is an opera in three acts based on the story La Tosca by French playwright Victorien Sardou. The opera is set against the dramatic landscape of Rome, the Napoleonic Wars, and a corrupt Italian regime. Napoleon's army is causing chaos ...

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Tosca – Grand Opera House, York

Music: Giacomo Puccini Lyrics: Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa Director: Ellen Kent Reviewer: Dawn Smallwood For one night only, Opera &Ballet International presented Ellen Kent’s Tosca at York’s Grand Opera House, starring an international cast of soloists and a critically acclaimed orchestra. Tosca is adapted fromVictorien Sardou’s five act dramaLa Tosca, a French play exploring true love, jealousy, betrayal, torture, murder ...

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