Teatro del Bicentenario presents Puccini’s opera Tosca – music conducted by Marco Boemi

Image courtesy of Teatro del Bicentenario
Image courtesy of Teatro del Bicentenario

The Teatro del Bicentenario in León, Mexico will present Tosca by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924), an opera in three acts with libretto by Luigi Illica (1857-1919) and Giuseppe Giacosa (1847-1906), based on the drama La Tosca, by Victorien Sardou. The production will run on August 10, 13, and 16th.

This new production recreates a Tosca in fascist Rome where authoritarianism, political crisis and social resistance were emblematic of the era; that atmosphere is woven into the scenery, reflecting the aesthetics and architecture of the time, and is skillfully recreated through a combination of traditional scenic elements and contemporary techniques.

Tosca premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on January 14, 1900. Love, passion and power are the key ingredients of ​​this opera with a focus on the romance between the Diva Floria Tosca and painter Mario Cavaradossi, set to the lovely score by Puccini that includes such arias as: Vissi d’arte, Recondita armonia E lucevan le stelle

The theatre has assembled an international ensemble cast that incorporates local Mexican artists and craftsman. The cast is headlined by the Mexican soprano Violeta Dávalos, accompanied by two Spaniards Andeka Gorrotxategi (tenor) and Rubén Amoretti (baritone).

Photo courtesy of Teatro del Bicentenario
Photo of Andeka Gorrotxategi courtesy of Teatro del Bicentenario

Featured in this production will be the Italian conductor Marco Boemi. He has had a career that spans more than 20 years and has worked with 3 generations of illustrious singers including Luciano Pavarotti

Marco Boemi has appeared in productions at major venues and theatres around the world such as la Scala in Milan, Suntory Hall Tokyo, Bayerische Staatsoper, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Paris Opera Bastille, and London Queen Elizabeth Hall among many others.

Photo courtesy of Teatro del Bicentenario
Photo of Marco Boemi courtesy of Teatro del Bicentenario

His upcoming engagements include a Gala concert with Anna Netrebko in Kazan, Turandot in Bogotà, Tosca in Leon, Tabarro and Pagliacci in Helsinki, and Traviata in Verona

If you find yourself in central Mexico this summer, you may want to make time to go to the beautiful theatre and see this classic opera!

See this link (in Spanish) for more information: http://teatrodelbicentenario.com/tosca/

Ci sentiamo presto, Lina

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