A fully staged version of “Tosca” will be staged at Daning Theater by Carlo Felice Theater, Nuova Orchestra Scarlatti and Coro Lirico Siciliano from Italy.

“Tosca” is a three-act opera by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa which premiered in Rome 1900.

The work, based on Victorien Sardou’s 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples’s control of Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. It contains depictions of torture, murder and suicide, as well as some of Puccini’s best-known lyrical arias like “Recondita armonia,” “Vissi d’arte” and “E lucevan le stelle.”

Italian Soprano Raffaella Angeletti stars as Tosca. She is well-known to Chinese audiences from nine years ago in Turandot in Beijing.

“That was my first visit to China, and I was so impressed by Chinese audiences passion for opera,” said Angeletti, “I saw many young faces here, while most opera audiences in Italy are more aged.”

Performance details

Date: October 20-21, 7:30pm

Venue: Daning Theater

Address: 1222 Pingxingguan Rd

Tickets: 280-1,580 yuan

Tel: 3636-8807