ADO Concert 3 is an extraordinary live-streamed event merging our proprietary 3-D interactive environment injecting audiences directly into the places in Rome 1800 where the opera is set, along with the orchestra’s 50-minute concert presentation of Puccini’s (1858-1924) operatic tour de force, TOSCA.
Floria Tosca: Lee Abrahmsen
Mario Cavaradossi: Matthew Reardon
Il Barone Scarpia: Simon Meadows
Tosca premiered in Rome on 14 January 1900. The work, based on Victorien Sardou’s 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples’s control of Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. It contains depictions of torture, murder and suicide, as well as some of Puccini’s best-known lyrical arias.