ROH: Tosca
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Cinema screening of live performance.The painter Mario Cavaradossi agrees to help the fugitive Angelotti escape, and so attracts the attention of Scarpia, the sadistic Chief of Police. From its strident opening chords, Tosca conjures up a world of political instability and menace. Drama, passion and fabulous music " Tosca is one of the great evenings of opera. Angela Gheorghiu takes the title role in Jonathan Kent's highly acclaimed production of Puccini's fiery operatic drama set against the turbulent backdrop of Rome in 1800.