Royal Opera House: Tosca

U.K., 199m, DCP

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Screened February 8, 2022

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From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of its shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment in Puccini’s Tosca.

Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter, Cavaradossi, and his sensuous lover Tosca comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Jonathan Kent’s taut and intense production with Paul Brown’s historically charged designs wonderfully evokes the dangerous atmosphere of Rome in 1800, where love and evil come — thrillingly — face to face.

Sung in Italian, with English surtitles

A film by Jonathan Kent