Unforgettable evening with Tosca at Opera Bastille in Paris
In the beginning of september I had great pleasure of watching Tosca performance at one of the most famous opera houses in Europe, Paris Bastille Opera,. It was a wonderful evening.
A great couple of soloists Saloa Hernandez as Floria Tosca, for the first tima at the Paris Opera, with Joseph Calleja as Mario Cavaradossi unfolded the true spirit of big love in addition to great Bryn Terfel as Il barone Scarpia, who is being killed by hand of Tosca.
The Paris Opera Bastille is a big house, that can host large public. Singers are filling up the stage in a way that audience can easy hear and understand the story.
Set designer Christof Hetzer created exiting solution with arrangement that allowed singers to perform closer to audience so we could experience the true power of chorus. The performance was easy to understand visually and public was taken within.
The excellent work of music director Gustavo Dudamel and the orchestra made this performance unforgettable!
Thou church and setting didn’t look like in Rome, where it has originally happen, it gave a freedom to imagine.
Saloa Hernandez as Tosca was singing favorable and acting beautiful, always at the very high level. She took a good time of showing perfections, gave the audience all they could expect, also in the harmony with sound of the orchestra.
Joseph Calleja as Mario Cavaradossi was a wonderful tenor with a beautiful voice and gave a good character of the person with whom Tosca is in love.
As Barone Scarpia we had the great pleasure to enjoy Bryn Terfel. He is a hit and gives always the best performance to the audience.
This production TOSCA was done at the Paris Opera .
With music by Giacomo Puccini. Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica After Victorian Sardou.
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel
Director Pierre Audi
Set design Christof Hetser
Costume design Robby Duiveman
Dramaturgy Klaus Bertisch
Chorus master Alessandro di Stefano.
Orchestra and choir Opera national de Paris
Maitrise des Hauts-de Seine
Children choir of the Opera national de Paris Gael Darchen