If you like this, here are some more operas…
Puccini’s “Tosca”, at the 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.
Puccini’s “La Boheme” — London Coliseum – 7th, 12th, 15th, 19th, 22nd and 29th June 2013
“La Boheme” follows the story of two couples: the poet Rodolfo, who falls in love with pretty seamstress Mimi, and the painter Marcello, who enjoys the company of an on-off mistress Musetta. The opera’s exploration of the joy, anguish and heartbreak of young love, and its succession of passionate arias and duets, makes this the ultimate romantic opera.