This event has taken place Music Director: Phillip Thomas Stage Director: Julia Burbach AssistantDirector: Lysanne van Overbeek Lighting Designer: Nao Nagai
Sung in Italian (with surtitles) Piano accompaniment Sponsored by Chas H Baker & Wilsons' Solicitors LLP
Robert Workman photography
Following the sell-out success of last year’s La Boheme, Celebrate Voice continues to pursue the passion of Puccini with his dramatic masterpiece, Tosca. Featuring a leading cast of British and international opera singers, a chorus of South West young artists and a local children’s chorus, the festival presents the opera in The Medieval Hall – one of the most beautiful, intimate and historic venues in the city.
Puccini’s tale of romance, drama and tragedy, set against the backdrop of political unrest, sees the idealistic lovers against one of the most ruthless villains in opera. Sublime arias, expansive melodies, exhilarating accompaniment, Tosca remains as one of the most performed operas of all time.
The title role will be performed by the festival director, Lynsey Docherty. British singers Stephen Aviss (Cavaradossi) and Adam Green (Scarpia) come to Salisbury having appeared at ENO, Welsh National Opera, and Glyndebourne respectively. Our 2016 production team features eminent pianist and conductor Phillip Thomas, and Royal Opera House staff director Julia Burbach.