Launching in cinemas worldwide this evening at 7:15pm, guests can experience The Royal Opera’s production of Puccini’s classic thriller Tosca for the first time.
Synonymous with the soundtrack of James Bond and the Quantum of Solace, Tosca has been used countless times in both television and cinema.
Based in Rome, the story follows Mario Cavardossi, a painter who is captured and sentenced to death by Scarnia, the heartless Chief of Police. Mario can only win his freedom based on one condition: his lover, Tosca, turns herself into Scarpia.
The production is conducted by Dan Ettinger and stars Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka as Tosca. The performance lasts three hours and includes two intervals which feature exclusive behind-the-scenes footage and interviews with the cast and creative team.
Tosca is sung in Italian with English surtitles.