Romance and tragedy in a night at the opera

THE passion, politics, romance, tragedy and thrills of one of the world’s most beloved operas will come to life at the Regal Theater in Minehead when Puccini’s Tosca Royal Opera Encore, staged at the Royal Opera House from Covent Garden in London, will be screened at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday 19 January.

Set in 19th century Rome, the production, starring Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymel and Alexey Markov, recreates the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensual lover Tosca, in which enters the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, police chief, with fatal results. .

From the demonic chords with which it begins, to the violent turn of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never stops for a moment. Love and evil come together – in thrilling fashion – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.

The duration is three hours and 25 minutes, including two intervals.

Tickets are £15.50 (Members/Friends of the Regal Film Society Film Society, Full-Time Students/Unemployed £13, Under 14s £10) and can be pre-booked online and at the Regal Box Office (01643 706430). from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. or by telephone only from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Saturday.

The Regal Bar will be open for refreshments from 6:45 p.m. Some Covid restrictions remain in place to ensure the protection of the public and volunteers.

There will be one empty seat on either side of individually reserved seats or blocks of seats. Everyone will be asked to use the hand sanitizer provided and wear a face mask at all times except when eating or drinking.

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