Royal Opera House 2017-18 Live Cinema Preview: Calleja, Pieczonka Star in Puccini’s ‘Tosca’

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The Royal Opera House will present Puccini’s “Tosca” live in cinemas on Feb. 7, 2018.

The performance will be broadcast around the world and stars Adrianne Pieczonka in the title role, Joseph Calleja as Mario Cavaradossi, and Gerald Finley as the villainous Scarpia.

Regarding the showcase, OperaWire praised the production by Jonathan Kent noting, “It’s humorous to think that many operagoers sigh when learning that another old production will be once again revived next season. For in some cases the performance really feels much rustier than worn-out staging. And nothing in the brochure for next season warns subscribers about that.”

After “Tosca,” the ROH will showcase a new production of “Carmen” in cinemas on March 6, followed by Verdi’s “Macbeth” on April 4. The latter showcase will star Anna Netrebko, Željko Lučić, and Ildebrando D’Arcangelo, all under the musical direction of Antonio Pappano.

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Prior to creating OperaWire, DAVID SALAZAR, (Editor-in-Chief) worked as a reporter for Latin Post where he interviewed major opera stars including Placido Domingo, Anna Netrebko, Vittorio Grigolo, Diana Damrau and Rolando Villazon among others. His 2014 interview with opera star Kristine Opolais was cited in a New York Times Review. He also had the opportunity of interviewing numerous Oscar nominees, Golden Globe winners and film industry giants such as Guillermo del Toro, Oscar Isaac and John Leguizamo among others. David holds a Masters in Media Management from Fordham University. During his time at Fordham, he studied abroad at the Jagiellonian University in Poland. He also holds a dual bachelor’s from Hofstra University in Film Production and Journalism.

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