If you like this, here are some more operas at Royal Opera House…
Tosca at Royal Opera House – 9th, 12th, 15th, 18th and 20th July 2013
The Royal Opera House is putting on a production of Puccini’s “Tosca”, a fast-moving sexual thriller set in Rome at the same time as Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. When Mario Cavaradossi agrees to aid an escaping fugitive, he sets off a disasterous chain of events that links him, his lover Floria Tosca, and the evil Chief of Police, Scarpia.
And here are some more operas…
Holland Park Opera — L’elisir d’amore – 16th, 18th, 20th, 24th, 26th, 30th July, 1st and 3rd August 2013
“L’elisir d’amore” is a jolly comedy opera by Gaetano Donizetti which follows the lovelorn Nemorino as he tries to win the girl of his dreams. When a travelling charlatan sells him a love potion Dulcamara thinks his luck is in, but Adina only has eyes for the handsome Sergeant Belcore. Can Dulcamara’s potion do the trick?
Holland Park Opera — Madama Butterfly – 20th, 29th June, 2nd and 4th July 2013
Puccini’s score is one of his best, and tells of the doomed love affair between a young Japanese geisha girl and the American naval officer Pinkerton, whose thoughtless toying with her affections breaks her heart. When Butterfly’s unwavering belief that her love will return is finally dashed, the opera moves to its powerful and tragic conclusion.