The Malta Independent 21 November 2018, Wednesday

Tosca featuring Joseph Calleja to be streamed live at Eden Cinemas

Tuesday, 16 January 2018, 09:17 Last update: about 11 months ago

Experience The Royal Opera's production of Puccini's classic thriller Tosca, featuring Joseph Calleja, streamed live at Eden Cinemas on Wednesday 7 February at 8.15pm, followed by an encore on Sunday 11 February at 3pm.

One of the all-time great operas, Tosca combines drama, passion and glorious music. Instantly recognisable music from Tosca has been used countless times in film and television, most memorably as the soundtrack to an action scene in James Bond thriller Quantum of Solace.

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Set in Rome, the story follows painter Mario Cavaradossi who is captured and sentenced to death by Scarpia, the sadistic Chief of Police.  Mario's life can be saved and his freedom granted providing, his lover, Tosca, gives herself to Scarpia.

This production is conducted by Dan Ettinger and stars the Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka as Tosca.  Local superstar tenor Joseph Calleja sings the role of Cavaradossi, alongside Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley, singing the role of Scarpia.

The performance lasts three hours and includes two intervals which feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creative team.

Tickets are available at €18 for adults and €10 for children under 16. This includes a complimentary glass of wine, nibbles, free parking at the Eden Leisure Car park and 25% discount at Waterbiscuit. For those unable to attend the live show, an encore screening will be held on Sunday 8th October at 3pm. Tickets are priced at €15 for adults and €10 for children, including free parking and 25% discount at Waterbiscuit.

The event is sponsored by Vivian Corporation, Villa Sandi, Casa Modena, Encore magazine, The Malta Arts Council and Waterbiscuit.

The next production to feature in the 2017/18 ROH Live Cinema Season is the ballet The Winter's Tale with choreography by Christopher Wheeldon on Wednesday 28 February.

For tickets visit www.edencinemas.com.mt


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