1-12 March. This is a new production based on some of the sketches from the January 1900 premiere in Rome. It is conducted by Donato Renzetti and directed by South Africa's Alessandro Talevi.
This is Talevi's first Tosca. He directed Prokofiev's Love of Three Oranges for Maggio Musicale last year and two of Donizetti's Tudor Trilogy (Anna Bolena and Robert Devereux) for the Welsh National Opera in autumn 2013, another tough assignment.
The members of the cast have a long experience of Tosca behind them. The title role is taken by Ukrainian Oksana Dyka (who sang Tosca at the Paris Opera last autumn), Russian Titiana Serjan (straight from Tosca in Chicago and St Petersburg) and Italian Raffaella Angeletti (who sang the part at the Caracalla festival production last summer). Cavaradossi is sung by two Korean tenors Yonghoom Lee (who then goes on to sing Don Carlos at the Met) and Alfred Kim (who sang the role last summer at the Caracalla festival).