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Giacomo Puccini: TOSCA

One of the most presented operas coming back after twenty years

In 1889, Giacomo Puccini the first time saw a drama La Tosca by Victorien Sardou, starring a world-renown French actress Sarah Bernhardt, he immediately recognized the right topic for opera adaptation. He asked his editor Ricordi to buy copyright from the author. But ten more years passed before the sheet music was actually finished and Tosca could be premiered on January, 14th 1900 in Rome.

Tosca is the story of love, jealousy, and passion as well as torture and murder. Period critique unanimously criticised this criminal, political topic on abuse of power, that is set in Rome in 1800 during Napoleonic Wars, for excessive naturalism, hunt for sensation and music painted with too thick lines. Tosca, following its premiere in La Scala and only two months after its premiere in Rome, started its successful tour in world opera houses and have remained there up to the present-day. Even today we are mesmerized by the story of famous and fragile singer Tosca, a passionate painter Cavaradossi, and sadistic police chief Scarpia, as well as captivating melodies by Giacomo Puccini that have become immortal.

The new adaptation is directed by Anton Korenči. Costumes were done by Boris Hanečka. Stage design was created by artist Lucia Tallová. The monumental painting of dramatic black clouds, from 'Clouds' collection, is the key element of stage design that has been created by Lucia Tallová specially for Tosca’s adaptation of the State Theatre Košice.

Libretto:Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa
Music preparation:Peter Valentovič
Director:Anton Korenči
Scenography:Lucia Tallová
Dramaturgy:Stanislav Trnovský
Co-operation of scenography:Ondrej Zachar
Costume design:Boris Hanečka
Lighting design:Róbert Farkaš
Conductors: Peter Valentovič, Igor Dohovič
Choirmaster:Peter Valentovič
Children's choir:Igor Dohovič
Assistant director:Peter Vaco
Concertmaster:Peter Michalík
Accompaniment:Júlia Grejtáková, Daniel Motyka
Inspector:Viera Hronská, Magdaléna Kovalčíková
Whisperer:Magdaléna Kovalčíková, Anna Szekeressová
Floria Tosca:Tatiana Paľovčíková Paládiová, Karine Babajanyan
Mario Cavaradossi:Jaroslav Dvorský, Hovhannes Ayvazyan, Michal Lehotský
Scarpia:Marek Gurbaľ, Marián Lukáč
Cesare Angelotti:Michal Onufer, Martin Kovács
A Sacristan:Marián Lukáč, Mihály Podkopájev
Spoletta:Maksym Kutsenko, Anton Baculík
Sciarrone:László Havasi
A Jailer:Daniel Karas

Spoluúčinkuje Detské operné štúdio pod vedením Igora Dohoviča

Dirgent:Igor Dohovič
  
Floria Tosca:Tatiana Paľovčíková Paládiová
Mario Cavaradossi:Jaroslav Dvorský
Scarpia:Marek Gurbaľ
Cesare Angelotti:Martin Kovács
A Sacristan:Marián Lukáč
Spoletta:Anton Baculík
Sciarrone:László Havasi
A Jailer:Daniel Karas
Pastierik:Jana Hrubovčáková
Dirgent:Igor Dohovič
  
Floria Tosca:Andrea Danková
Mario Cavaradossi:Jaroslav Dvorský
Scarpia:Marek Gurbaľ
Cesare Angelotti:Michal Onufer
A Sacristan:Marián Lukáč
Spoletta:Anton Baculík
Sciarrone:László Havasi
A Jailer:Daniel Karas
Pastierik:Bianka Marcinová
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