Opéra de Montréal’s Tosca Emphasizes Realism and the Score; photo from La Scena Musicale

The Opéra of Montréal will open its 2017-18 season with an all-time classic: Tosca by Giacomo Puccini, a drama in three acts revolving around a love triangle. A painter (Mario Cavaradossi) and a singing diva (Tosca) are in love, but Scarpia, the chief of Roma’s Police is looking for a political dissident who is hiding at Cavaradossi’s work place. Scarpia is so enraptured by Tosca’s beauty that he will do anything in his power to have sex with her…
At a sneak peek of the production at the rehearsal studios of Opéra de Montréal we sat down with conductor Giuseppe Grazioli, director Jose Maria Condemi, tenor Giancarlo Monsalve, (Cavaradossi) soprano Melody Moore-Wagner (Tosca) and baritone Gregory Dahl (Scarpia).

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