The most anticipated event of the season, the famous opera Tosca, produced and performed by the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra and its chief conductor Gabriel Feltz, is scheduled for Friday, February 24 at Kolarac Hall, starting from 7 p.m. Tickets for this remarkable event and the Orchestra’s venture into the opera genre are completely sold out.
In addition to this outstanding project that it is implementing together with the chief conductor Gabriel Feltz and director Aleksandar Nikolic, the Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra is announcing a real spectacle on stage, turning the Kolarac Grand Hall into an extravagant opera scene. The audience will have the opportunity to enjoy in the performance of distinguished international stars – soprano Elizabeth Teige in the role of Tosca, tenor Eduardo Aladrén as Mario Cavaradossi and baritone Mandla Mndebele, from the Theater Dortmund, in the role of Baron Scarpia, instead of the previously announced Zeljko Lucic, a dear friend of the Orchestra, who had recently cancelled his participation in the event:
The opera world today is very complex and turbulent with many overlapping engagements in the post-covid time. That is why, to my great regret, this February I won’t be able to enjoy working again with the philharmonic orchestra and performing in front of my favorite audience. However, I’m sure that Tosca will be fantastic in Belgrade and I can’t wait for the next opportunity to join the BPO and our beloved audience, said Zeljko Lucic.
Italian capital city Rome, with its historical sites, is the setting of opera Tosca by Puccini. Love, lust, murder and political intrigue are the elements of this drama that starts and finishes within 24 hours, with a temperamental opera singer Flora Tosca in the focus. Although at first the plot is built around the love story between her and the painter Mario Cavaradossi, there is also a political narrative occurring in parallel, with actual historical events in time of the Napoleon’s occupation portraying the fight of the Italian people for freedom. The performance will include the most famous arias such as Vissi d’arte and E lucevan le stele, under the baton of Gabriel Feltz and with the special appearance of two choirs – the RTS choir and Kolibri.