Tosca Opens La Scala 19-20 Season
For the fourth time in her career, Anna Netrebko opens the La Scala season singing the title role in Puccini’s Tosca. When she debuted the role at the Metropolitan Opera in 2018, Observer found her performance “breathtaking,” and OperaWire called it “Anna Netrebko’s masterpiece.” Davide Livermore directs and Riccardo Chailly conducts this tale of secret love, betrayal, and impossible choices. Anna is also joined by Francesco Meli as Cavaradossi, and Luca Salsi as Scarpia in performances on December 7, 10, 13, 16, 19, and 22. For tickets and further information, click here.
On December 7 at 6pm CET Tosca’s Premiere will be broadcast live on television in Italy by Rai1 and RaiPlay, by Arte in France and Germany and by the national television of Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary and Portugal. In Japan, Republic of Korea, Russia and Switzerland the broadcast will be pre-recorded.
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Anna Netrebko (Tosca) offered a more contained, yet deeply psychological, interpretation than might have been expected from this super-diva. Sparks flew between her and baritone Luca Salsi (Scarpia), who worked menacingly seductive vitality into each syllable.
The gala season premiere of Puccini’s “Tosca” starring Russian soprano Anna Netrebko and conducted by Riccardo Chailly received 15 minutes of applause from an audience of Milanese elite.