Closing Concert of the 2019 Festival
THE TOSCA SHOW. Tosca, one of Giacomo Puccini's great works is performed in three acts. Tosca is a political story, set in Rome in June 1800 (during the Napoleonic wars and a period of great political unrest). The plot revolves around three main characters: the Rome diva Floria Tosca, her lover Mario Cavaradossi (painter and republican) and the corrupt police chief, Baron Scarpia. It is a dramatic story of love, betrayal and murder. The show will be performed with friends of the Reggio Emilia operetta under the direction of Stefano Giaroli. The Alfieri theater was built in 1860 and is the most important theater in the Serchio valley and one of the largest theaters in the province of Lucca. At one time the theater sponsored the regular opera seasons, but then switched to film shows after the war and eventually closed. It was purchased by the Municipality of Castelnuovo and reopened in 2006.
In collaboration with the municipal administration and the Union of Municipalities.