Monday, July 05, 2010

Tosca




Claire Rutter and Peter Auty gave magnificent performances as the lovers Tosca and Cavaradossi at our local Grange Park opera on Saturday. The producer, Lindsay Posner, had made 1940s Rome the setting, with the wicked Scarpa a henchman of Mussolini. There were two intervals for us to enjoy our picnic at leisure, although it took some strength to tuck into our strawberries and cream after Scarpa's gruesome death.

7 Comments:

Anonymous kinglear said...

In many ways Tosca is the greatest of all operas. The only problem is a friend of mine ( a very serious man) tells me that watching such stuff rots the brain and makes one not appreciate Wagner....

8:36 am  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

I'm not a Wagner fan - are you?

10:14 am  
Blogger Eurodog said...

The thick Cornish mist coming off the sea is very Wagnerian!

10:16 am  
Blogger Ellee Seymour said...

How lovely, what a great treat. I saw lots of gruesome deaths in Macbeth at the Globe recently. I think I prefer Shakespeare's comedies and leaving on a high!

7:56 pm  
Blogger Winchester whisperer said...

Come & visit us on your way back, if you have time, Eurodog.

Macbeth's one of my favourite plays - lucky you!

8:06 am  
Anonymous kinglear said...

Dearest ww- not a Wagner fan I'm afraid - takes too long to get to the point...Ellee- Macbeth is great BUT Kinglear is greater....

8:48 pm  
Blogger Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Sounds a very interesting production.

9:56 pm  

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