If Shakespeare's Macbeth is a cursed play, only to be referred to as "The Scottish Play," Tosca is the operatic equivalent, blamed by many for being dangerous not only for Tosca-playing sopranos but for singers who have played the role of the cruel Scarpia
, with some having suffered genuine injury in the stabbing scene in Act Two.
tricks Tosca into going to Cavaradossi's house, and has other officers follow her.
Events unfold as Baron Scarpia
, chief of the secret police realizes that Cavaradossi has offered help to the prisoner and a struggle ensues between Tosca and Scarpia
to save Cavardossi from execution.
or is Scarpia
something No discarded fag packets or beer bottles here.
Zeljko Lucic, a Met fixture in recent years who sang Scarpia
with the company in 2015, replaced him.
The bass-baritone was due to take the role of Scarpia
in the New York Metropolitan Opera's staging of Puccini's Tosca, which opens on New Year's Eve.
Then in early 2017, he'll make his role debut as Baron Scarpia
in Puccini's Tosca at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden.
He uses leitmotifs in a similar way to Wagner as the mention of three central figures, Scarpia
, Tosca, and Cavaradossi.
Following from his acclaimed portrayal of Rigoletto on Ellen Kent's last tour, Vladimir Dragos returns to sing the famous role of Scarpia
Despite the opera's title, 'Despite the billing and the opera's title, the pivotal character for me has always been Baron Scarpia
, get him right and the story reaches into all the dark corners that Puccini envisaged and a suitable air of menace permeates the whole of the piece.
El triangulo amoroso fue completado por Genaro Sulvaran (1964), baritono veracruzano de gran solvencia vocal y dramatica a quien el rol de Scarpia
le va como anillo al dedo, el color de su voz es de una cualidad unica en el mundo.
Playing the title role of the celebrated singer Florina Tosca was Korean soprano Yae-Jin Han, with tenor Ji-ho Kim as Mario Cavaradossi, her lover, and baritone Daesan No as the evil Baron Scarpia
, Tosca's nemesis.