Malin Byström Headlines Royal Swedish Opera’s ‘Tosca’ Stream

By Francisco Salazar

The Royal Swedish Opera has released a new recording of Puccini’s “Tosca.”

The new recording can be streamed on the company’s Operan Play and stars Malin Byström in the title role. The acclaimed soprano is joined by Daniel Johansson as Cavaradossi and Lukasz Golinski as Baron Scarpia in a concert performance that will be available until May 8, 2021.

In an interview with Operawire, Byström spoke about the role of Tosca and said, “I love singing in the first act. I love how the role is, in fact, dramatic at the beginning but you have the love duet. I love how that is built and then you come to the dramatic parts. Of course, Act two is amazing but the first act of music, I love singing it. The first act is softer for the voice while the second act is a lot of drama. It’s not so much Bel canto. You have to go up step by step and that is really a big challenge.”

The stream is the latest offering by the Royal Swedish Opera, which has presented productions of “Prima Donna” and “La Traviata,” among others.