Dario Di Vietri Leads Teatro Verdi di Pisa’s ‘Tosca’

By Francisco Salazar

Tenor Dario Di Vietri is set to return to the Teatro Verdi di Pisa in Puccini’s “Tosca.”

The tenor will reopen the Tuscan theater in a production by Artistic Director Enrico Stinchelli. The production will be conducted by Hirofumi Yoshida and will also star Tea Purtseladze in the title role and Giuseppe Altomare as the villainous Scarpia.

Adriano Gramigni (Cesare Angelotti), Angelo Nardinocchi (Sagrestano and carceriere), Antonio Pannunzio (Spoletta) and Gaetano Triscari (Sciarrone) will round out the cast.

In a statement, Di Vietri said, “I’m really grateful and happy for this invitation of the Teatro Verdi di Pisa to sing ‘Tosca’ in this beautiful and evocative place of the city. Mario Cavaradossi in one of the roles I most frequently sing in my career, from my role-debut at Kazan Opera (Russia) to the Arena di Verona, Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari, Torre del Lago Puccini Festival, Cairo Opera House, Belgrade National Opera, and many others. He is a character deeply romantic and heroic, divided between political ideals and his passionate love for ‘Tosca.'”

Performances are set to be held on August 6 and 8, 2021.