Regrettably, because of the coronavirus, Kristine Opolais’ upcoming performances as the title role of Puccini’s Tosca at Staatsoper Hamburg have been canceled. Part of the house’s Italian Opera Festival, Ivan Repušić was set to conduct a star-studded cast in Robert Carsen’s staging that engages the viewer in a subtle “play in a play” drama, in which theater and reality fuse together into an intelligent and revealing take on this exciting operatic thriller.

Ms. Opolais’ performances as Tosca have cemented her title as “the leading Puccini Soprano of today” (The Telegraph) and garnered acclaim from critics saying, “Kristine Opolais moves with the grace of a ballerina, her Tosca every inch the superstar of the Roman stage.” (Broadway World)

The cast included Marcelo Álvarez as Cavaradossi, Ambrogio Maestri as Scarpia, Alexander Roslavets as Angelotti, Levente Páll as Sagrestano, Peter Galliard as Spoletta, David Minseok Kang as Sciarrone, Leo Yeun-Ku Chu as Un Carceriere, and Kady Evanyshyn as Un Pastore.

*From March 13 to April 30, 2020, due to the coronavirus, all performances in all venues were canceled due to an official order at the Hamburg State Opera. This also applies to the concerts of the Hamburg Philharmonic State Orchestra in the Elbphilharmonie. For more information, click here

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