Saioa Hernández Leads Berlin State Opera’s ‘Tosca’

By Francisco Salazar

The Berlin State Opera is set to revive a production of Puccini’s “Tosca.”

The production by director Alvis Hermanis will see Saioa Hernández take her acclaimed interpretation of the title role and will be joined by Fabio Sartori as Cavaradossi. Ambrogio Maestri rounds out the cast as the villainous Scarpia and Andrés Orozco-Estrada conducts all but the final performance. Julien Salemkour takes over the podium for the Feb. 18 performance.

Hernández is a renowned interpreter of Tosca having recently performed the work at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma and Arean di Verona. This season she is set to perform in Orange for “La Gioconda,”  Deutsche Oper Berlin for “I Vespri Siciliani, and at the teatro Real for “Nabucco.”

“Tosca is set to open on Jan. 30 with subsequent performances on Feb. 3, 6, 9, 12, and 18.