Video | First look behind the scenes at the ‘Tosca’ of the Royal Theater | Culture


Carry out the production of a classic like Tosca more than a century after its premiere is a task that commands respect. Paco Azorín, stage director and set designer for this opera, approaches it “as if it were a new production”, although he has been working on it for the last ten years, since it is a co-production of the Liceu de Barcelona and the Teatro de la Maestranza , updated for the Teatro Real, where it opens next Sunday, July 4. In his work on stage, which you can discover in the video that accompanies this article, he has sought to “move”, to give opera a “human dimension”. “Curiously, some singers find it a challenge because they are used to going out to sing with a slightly codified staging and stiff characters,” he explains. For this reason, Azorín has worked to achieve a Tosca in which different levels coexist. “Anyone who wants to come and see the Tosca of a lifetime will find it. But whoever wants to dive into more psychological worlds will be able to do it ”, he assures.


Artistic file

Musical director: Nicola Luisotti.

Stage director and set designer: Paco Azorín.

Figurinista: Isidre Prunés.

Floria Tosca’s wardrobe: Ulises Mérida.

Distribution

Floria Tosca: Sondra Radvanovsky (days 4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22), Maria Agresta (5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23) and Anna Netrebko (21, 24).

Mario Cavaradossi: Joseph Calleja (4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 23), Michael Fabiano (5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20), Yusif Eyvazof (21, 24) and Jonas Kaufmann (19, 22) .

Barón Scarpia: Carlos Álvarez (4, 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, 22), Gevorg Hakobyan (5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23) and Luca Salsi (21, 24).

Dates

July 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24.


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