Angela Gheorghiu Headlines ‘Tosca’ at Istanbul Opera Festival

By Francisco Salazar

Angela Gheorghiu is set to perform at the Istanbul Opera Festival.

The soprano will perform in an open-air performance of Puccini’s “Tosca” on July 20 alongside Murat Karahan and Eralp Kıyıcı, a soloist baritone from Ankara DOB. German maestro Raoul Grüneis will conduct the performance.

The set design of the opera has been prepared by Özgür Usta, while Serdar Başbuğ and Aydan Çınar oversaw the costumes and Özge Ay was responsible for choreography. Yakup Çartık headed the lighting while Gülümden Alev Karaman prepared the dramaturgy.

Gheorghiu is well-known for her “Tosca,” which she has performed at the Royal Opera House, the Metropolitan Opera, the Wiener Staatsoper, and Teatro Massimo di Palermo. She is set to return to the Metropolitan Opera for two performances of “Tosca” during the 2022-23 season.