Puccini's Tosca to be staged in Baku
Giacomo Puccini's opera 'Tosca' will be staged at the Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater in Baku on May 12.
For the role of Tosca, the management of the Opera Theater invited the Italian opera singer Silvana Froli. Vitaly Kovalchuk, who now lives and works in Italy, will play the role of Cavaradossi. The role of Scarpia will be performed by the soloist of the Belarus Academic Opera and Ballet Theater Vladimir Gromov.
The opera will be conducted by Jacopo Sipari di Pescasseroli, who is the chief conductor of the Macedonian State Opera and Ballet Theater. He has been the guest conductor of the best Italian orchestras such as the Tuscany Regional Symphony Orchestra, Abruzzo Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Lecce and Salento, Puccini Philharmonic Orchestra, Bari Symphony Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra of Salerno "Claudio Abbado" and international orchestras such as the Istanbul National Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico, Qatar Philharmonic Orchestra, Tbilisi National Opera House, Trend reported.
The foreign artists will share the stage with the soloists of the Azerbaijan Opera and Ballet Theater Ali Asgarov and Akram Poladov, honored artists Jahangir Gurbanov, Aliahmad Ibrahimov and others.