Tosca

Tosca

Giacomo Puccini’s opera Tosca, excitingly directed by Staffan Aspegren, with Lars Östbergh’s dramatic staircase design with the famous 58 steps and Annsofi Nyberg’s stylised costumes received a great deal of attention with both critics and audience at the 1996 premiere at the Göteborg Opera.

Magnus Haglund from GP considered it an overwhelmingly beautiful production: ‘The set design is among the most beautiful I have ever seen in an opera house.’ Carl-Gunnar Åhlén from SvD wrote that ‘It takes your breath away after only a couple of seconds’, while Martin Nyström from DN described it as ‘Imagery without parallel in any other Swedish opera house.’

‘This is a genuine crime story, not lacking a single ingredient – treachery, murder, escape, torture, suicide, hatred and love.’ Thus Staffan Aspegren described the work when directing it, stressing the importance of threes in this opera. It is a thrilling eternal triangle in three acts and with three lead roles – Tosca, the singer, Cavaradossi, the painter, and Scarpia, the chief of police; set and costumes are in three colours – black, red and white – and there are three basic elements in the work: art, love and politics.

Conductor:
Director: Staffan Aspegren
Set Design & Lighting: Lars Östbergh
Costumes: Annsofi Nyberg


Cast

Dirigent
Erich Wächter

Floria Tosca
Ann-Marie Backlund 12/4, 17/4, 25/4, 27/4, 8/5
Antje Jansen 29/4, 3/5, 10/5

Mario Cavaradossi
Gustavo Porta 12/4, 27/4, 29/4, 10/5
Tomas Lind 17/4, 25/4, 3/5, 8/5

Baron Scarpia
Krister S:t Hill 12/4, 25/4, 8/5, 10/5
Anders Lorentzson 17/4, 27/4, 29/4, 3/5,

Cesare Angelotti
Torgny Sporsén

Sakristanen
Palle Hansen 12/4, 17/4, 25/4, 27/4
Jonas Landström 29/4, 3/5, 8/5, 10/5

Spoletta
Sten Pernmyr

Sciarrone
Per-Anders Hedlund

En fångvaktare
Joel Rosenlund

En herdepojke
Edvin Bergström
Eric Hallengren

Roberti
Charlie T Borg

Domaren
Carl-Gustav Holmgren

GöteborgsOperans orkester och kör
Göteborgs Gosskör
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Team

Dirigent
Erich Wächter

Regi
Staffan Aspegren

Scenografi och ljusdesign
Lars Östbergh

Kostym
Annsofi Nyberg

Scenisk gestaltning
Micaela von Gegerfelt

Information

Opera by Giacomo Puccini.

  • Genre: Opera
  • Season: 2002/2003
  • First show: 12 Apr 2003
  • Last show: 10 May 2003
  • Location:

    Main Stage.

  • Length: Approx. 1 hour2 intervals
  • Introduction:Introduction 1 hour prior to performance
  • Info:Göteborg Main Stage

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