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…
Madam Butterfly — London Coliseum – 14th, 16th, 19th, 21st, 23rd, 26th October, 2nd, 8th, 13th, 15th, 21st, 23rd, 29th November and 1st December 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.
Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” – 7th, 9th, 12th, 14th, 16th, 19th, 22nd, 28th, 30th November, 3rd, 5th and 7th December 2013
The London Coliseum is putting on a performance of Mozart’s great late work, “The Magic Flute”. Its comic panto-style story follows the wise priest Sarastro, who tries to release Pamina from the influence of her mother. When the queen sends the young Prince Tamino to search for her, he soon grows to admire Sarastro and reunites him with Pamina.