Malin Byström Leads Dutch National Opera’s Tosca’

By Francisco Salazar

The Dutch National Opera is set to present Puccini’s “Tosca.”

The company will present a production by Barrie Kosky, who gives the dark side of this opera ample room, without glamorous Roman churches, rustling velvet, or shining pearl necklaces. Kosky focuses entirely on the fatal psychological drama, with its bloody ending.

Lorenzo Viotti leads the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Swedish soprano Malin Byström takes on the iconic title role. She is joined by Mexican-American tenor Joshua Guerrero as Cavaradossi and Armenian baritone Gevorg Hakobyan as the villainous Scarpia.

“Tosca” is to be presented from April 15 to May 8, 2022.

Later this season the Dutch National Opera is will present a new production of “Anna Bolena” with Marina Rebeka and a new production of “Der Freischütz” with Johanni van Oostrum.