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.
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/Sound Kody Hicks Sound David Parker Assistant Stage Manager William Costello Wardrobe Maria Pomorska Driver Paul Monkhouse
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 Allison Holford/Harriet Wiltshire Cello Katharine Carter Flute & Piccolo Julia Holmes/Zoe Davies Clarinet Stephen Peneycad/Matt Rainsford Trumpet & Flugelhorn