Tosca | MAMT


Cruel and lustful Scarpia, tender Tosca, capricious and jealous but nothing if not loving and courageous, an only woman in the opera, Cavaradossi, a painter, fond of life and its joys with poetical naivety, an artful background, a combination of voluptuousness and trials, love for life and suppression – all the elements create a kind of a gravestone. Beauty and love celebrate victory, earned in torments in the face of death.

Gustavo Marchesi

Читать далее Скрыть
Running Time
2 часа 50 минут с двумя антрактами
Premiere at the SND Music Theatre
January 30 2004
Performed in

Creative Team

Music Director
Stage Director
Set and Costume Designer
Lighting Designer
Principal Chorus Master



In the church of St. Andrea della Valle, the fugitive Angelotti takes refuge in a private chapel. The painter Cavaradossi returns to the canvas he is
painting, a picture of Mary Magdalene, influenced by the features of his beloved Tosca and by a woman he has often seen in the church. The
sacristan complains of the trouble Cavaradossi gives him. As he leaves, Angelotti emerges from hiding, explaining that he has escaped from imprisonment in the Castel Sant’Angelo. The voice of Tosca is heard and Angelotti hides again. Tosca is jealous of what she thinks may have been an assignation with another woman but agrees to meet her lover after her evening performance. The church fills for a celebration of a supposed victory over Napoleon and Baron Scarpia and his agents seek for signs of Angelotti, suspicion falling on Cavaradossi as a possible accomplice. Scarpia succeeds now in arousing further jealousy in Tosca, who has returned, showing her a fan found in the chapel. Scarpia orders his men to follow Tosca, when she leaves.


In Scarpia’s apartment the sound is heard of an entertainment being given below for Queen Caroline, dancing and a performance by Tosca. Cavaradossi has been arrested and is interrogated and, when Tosca comes in, tortured in the next room, to elicit information from her. She betrays
Angelotti’s hiding-place at the well in the garden of Cavaradossi’s villa. The painter is to be shot at dawn, but can be saved if Tosca will give in to Scarpia’s demands on her. She pretends to agree and when he has signed a safe-conduct she kills him.


At Castel Sant’Angelo Cavaradossi prepares for death. Tosca is brought in and explains how there is to be a mock-execution, after which they can
escape together. But Scarpia’s orders did not countermand the execution and Cavaradossi is shot. When Tosca realises that he is dead, she kills herself.

Previous performances

General Partner
Partner Airlines
Official Partner
Официальный информационный партнер театра
информационный партнер театра
Official Partner
Информационный партнер театра
партнер театра