Tosca, Opera by G. Puccini
At the time of its debut at Rome’s Teatro Costanzi on 14 January 1900, Tosca took the operatic world by storm. Armed with Giacomo Puccini’s classic verismo and his inimitable knack for expressive melodies, the work instantly made it into the pantheon of Italian opera. The Leonardo Da Vinci Experience Museum hosts a special production of Tosca in a stripped-down arrangement for piano, violin / cello, clarinet and a main vocal cast. The new packaging of Puccini’s classic, combined with the magic of the museum, make for a memorable evening in Rome!
Not far from St Peter’s Basilica, the Leonardo Da Vinci Experience Museum presents an excellent opportunity to get to know humanity’s greatest inventor up close. Starting at 7:00 pm, you are invited to explore the museum with the help of a multilingual audio-guide. In room after room, you will encounter many of Leonardo’s fantastical inventions and some of his famously complex and meaningful artworks. Everything in the museum has been carefully curated and constructed in accordance with the genius’s notes. At the end of the tour, you can take advantage of a 10 per cent discount at the museum shop and bring home a valuable keepsake.
The performance of Tosca starts at 8:00 pm and, just like the original version, jumps right into the fast-paced action of early 19th-century Rome. Blinded by jealousy, the beautiful singer Floria Tosca inadvertently puts her lover Cavaradossi’s fate into the hands of the ruthless police chief Scarpia. As she makes a series of poor decisions, the drama and the thrills intensify until they reach a stunning breaking point. To match the movie-like intensity of the action, Puccini composed a rich and engaging score that features some of his most recognisable melodies, like Tosca’s ‘Vissi d’arte’ or Cavaradossi’s ‘E lucevan le stelle’. Enjoy the meeting of two great Italians and their creative visions with Tosca at the Leonardo Da Vinci Experience Museum!