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Tuscany’s Torre del Lago gave birth to a masterpiece

The fates of opera singer Floria Tosca, painter Mario Cavaradossi and unscrupulous Chief of Police Baron Scarpia get caught up in a maelstrom of love, passion and politics. This operatic thriller grips its audience from the very first notes to the final chord.

Puccini was living in Torre del Lago when he composed Tosca. It would in time become one of the most popular operas of all time, its arias Recondita armonia, Vissi d’arte and E lucevan le stelle sending shivers down the spine. Its famous melodies are familiar even to people not acquainted with the opera.

Tosca comes to Savonlinna straight from the place where it was born, in a guest performance by the Puccini Festival, Torre del Lago.

Conductor: Alberto Veronesi                                   
Stage director: Carlo Vanzina
Stage design: Fondazione Festival Pucciniano
Costume design: Fondazione Festival Pucciniano 
Lighting design: Valerio Alfieri    
Chorus master: Roberto Ardigo                                

Puccini Festival Orchestra
Puccini Festival Choir


Info Info

July 31 (premiere)
August 2 & 4, 2018
at 19

Sung in Italian.
Finnish and English surtitles.
Duration about 2 hours 50 minutes. Two interval.

Cast includes:

Floria Tosca, Svetlana Kasyan
Mario Cavaradossi, Zoran Todorovich
Il barone Scarpia, Alberto Gazale
Il sagrestano, Claudio Ottino
Angelotti, Davide Mura
Spoletta, Marco Voleri
Sciarrone, Alessandro Ceccarini
Un carceriere, Massimo Schillaci
Un pastorello, Anna Russo
Orchestra del Festival Puccini di Torre del lago
Choir del Festival Puccini di Torre del lago
Savonlinna Opera Festival Children´s Choir

The guest performances are supported by Jane and Aatos Erkko Foundation.