Saturday 25th June 7-30pm Ford Castle, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland. Tickets: Venue Web Site
Thursday 14th July 7-30pm The Bishop’s Palace, Wells, Somerset. Tickets: Venue Web Site
Wednesday 10th August 7-30pm Albert Cottage Hotel, York Avenue, East Cowes, Isle of Wight. Tickets: TBA
Description Tosca is one of the most lethal operas. None of the central characters make it to the end alive, hero or villain. Unsurprisingly then, it's a thrilling melodrama often dismissed as one dimensional. However you would be foolish to go in with this attitude. Opera Brava have set this production in Rome in the 1940's during the war and they take Puccini's overtly theatrical tale and make it astonishingly moving with an unusual twist in the final death scene.
Cast list 2022
Musical Director/Conductor Robert Bottriell Director Bronek Pomorski Assistant Director Lydia Skrentny Designers Tony Baker & Adam Purnell Costumes Maria Pomorska Tosca Natasha Day Cavaradossi Dominic Walsh Scarpia Haken Vramsmo Angelotti/Goaler Ian Beadle Sacristan John Lofthouse Spoletta Martin Rendle Sciarrone William Costello Chorister & Church cleaner Persha Darling
Stage Manager Lydia Skrentny Technical Stage Manager David Rogers Lighting Pleasure Khathi A.S.M. T.B.C. A.S.M. & Sound Nathan Yeo Wardrobe Maria Pomorska Driver Adrian Hoyle Driver Mark Robertson
The Opera Brava Ensemble brave all the rigours of an English Summer to bring you live music as part of every performance.
Nicola Bates Violin Rose Hinton Violin Becky Hopkin/Ros Hanson-Laurant Viola Jonathan Ayling/Harriet Wiltshire Cello Katherine Carter Flute & Piccolo Julia Holmes/Zoe Davies Clarinet Stephen Peneycad Trumpet & Flugelhorn