Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

Théâtre de l'Archevêché
4 6 9 12 15 17 20 22 July
Melodramma in three acts
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa based on the play "La Tosca" by Victorien Sardou
First performed the 14th of January 1900 at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome
Daniele Rustioni
Stage Director and Video
Christophe Honoré
Stage Designer
Alban Ho Van
Costume Designer
Olivier Bériot
Lighting Designer
Dominique Bruguière
Video Assistant
Baptiste Klein
Pierre Flinois
Floria Tosca
Angel Blue
Prima Donna
Catherine Malfitano
Mario Cavaradossi
Joseph Calleja
Il barone Scarpia
Alexey Markov
Cesare Angelotti
Simon Shibambu
Il sagrestano
Leonardo Galeazzi
Jean-Gabriel Saint Martin*
Michael Smallwood
Un Carceriere
Virgile Ancely
Chorus, Children Chorus and Orchestra
Chorus, Children Chorus and Orchestra of Opéra de Lyon
* Former artist of the Académie

New production of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
A coproduction with Opéra de Lyon

A prima donna must be respected. Because there are years of sacrifice, study, a life spent in a small dark room with a score […] It is a very hard profession. And this is why I am proud to be a prima donna.

Last interview with Maria Callas, April 1976

Tosca – the name snaps and blares. It refers to the opera of operas, and the role of roles: the greatest opera singers are consumed by it. Because the work makes theatre out of an opera singer. She will lose her revolutionary lover and her own life because she is sick with jealousy, and movingly pious. Programmed for the first time at the Festival d’Aix, Puccini’s master work will be staged by Christophe Honoré as a melancholic reminder of the fascinating theatrical creature of stage and sound that is this diva, this woman who lives “on art and on love” and on whom time and death have no hold.

Thursday 4 July 2019
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Saturday 6 July 2019
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Tuesday 9 July 2019
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Friday 12 July 2019
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Monday 15 July 2019
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Wednesday 17 July 2019
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Saturday 20 July 2019
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Monday 22 July 2019
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Prices: 290€, 200€, 160€, 120€, 80€, 55€, 30€
Young person's tariff: 9€
Family Opera tariffs
Performance available with ticket packages and Premium or Prestige offer

2 hours and 40 minutes with two intervals

Sung in Italien with French and English surtitles