Michael Blakemore’s production of Tosca plays out with a straight bat, period appropriate, detailed sets and clear delineation of character. He lets Puccini work his magic, each act building in tension and wrapping up on cliff-hangers that make you long for the next act like your latest Netflix binge.
‘A whirlwind production’: TOSCA (Welsh National Opera) – Touring ★★★★
Tosca is a great introduction to opera. It has an incredible score, an excellent cast and an airtight story. Filled with love, murder and tragedy, it’s a whirlwind production sure to keep you on the edge of your seats. The audience was gripped from the very beginning.
IL TROVATORE – Scottish Opera
✭✭✭✭✩ Weighty drama:
Darkness and light are so intertwined, it is impossible to have one without the other. In SO’s Il Trovatore, love, hope and light burn even stronger when through the darker elements of humanity.