After a successful tour with Carmen and Madama Butterfly last year, Russian State Opera is back at Buxton Opera House on Monday 25th September 2017 at 7.30pm with another beautiful production of Tosca. Tosca features an impressive cast and is accompanied by a delightful live orchestra, this Puccini masterpiece will be sure to intrigue and fascinate you. Tosca is a melodrama where love and politics collide and murder takes place at the highest level. Originally set in Rome in 1800s, it tells the story of two idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi. Their trust is set to be tested by Scarpia, the ruthless police officer who has no boundaries. Scarpia has sentenced Cavaradossi to death. The officer is prepared to let Cavaradossi go if Tosca is willing to spend the night with Scarpia…. This haunting tragedy with its breath-taking arias will transport you to the world of romantic Rome full of drama, passion, love and betrayal. Tosca is one of the most emotionally engaging and popular Operas of all time!
After sold-out performances of Madama Butterfly and Carmen last year, Russian State Opera is back to delight you with exquisite production, its beautiful set and costumes, which intensifies the emotion in a heart-breaking story. No Opera can match the tragedy and sorrow of Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Set in Japan at the turn of the century, it is the story of a doomed love affair between an American naval officer and his young Japanese bride whose self-sacrifice and defiance of her family leads to tragedy. Sad and tragic it most certainly is, yet the compelling tale of Madama Butterfly remained Puccini’s favourite opera – his supreme theatrical achievements also gave the world its most sublime and beautiful arias in history – One Fine Day and Love Duet, as well as the Humming Chorus which has been popular with opera-goers for over a century. This touching tale of innocent love crushed between two utterly different cultures resonates as strongly as ever in today’s world. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Featuring a live orchestra with over 30 musicians.
For more details, prices or to book tickets, please visit the Buxton Opera House website by clicking here.
The Old Hall Hotel
Why not visit the Old Hall for a drink or meal before or after the show. We have launched our new Autumn Wine Bar menu, available from the 4th September, or we offer a theatre menu in the restaurant.
Situated across the leafy square from the Edwardian Opera House, why not unwind and enjoy The Old Hall’s fine hospitality. Whether it’s a delicious three course meal in our restaurant, or a glass or two of something special in our relaxed wine bar, our friendly staff will ensure you have a show stopping stay.
Combine your show with an overnight stay on our Great British Summer Break, which is available on selected dates throughout September 2017. Click here for more details.