Thursday 18 July
The Piazza, MediaCityUK
Passion, intrigue, revenge, a beautiful diva and fabulous music – Tosca is one of the great opera experiences. This story is a thrilling and heartwrenching tale of passionate love, jealousy, murder and suicide featuring Martina Serafin as the tragic Tosca and Aleksandrs Antonenko as her lover Cavaradossi, with Scott Hendricks as the evil Baron Scarpia who plots their destruction.
MediaCityUK is delighted to announce that this year’s Royal Opera House BP Big Screen performances will be beamed live from Covent Garden to the outdoor screen on the Piazza, MediaCityUK.
The screenings are FREE and no tickets are required - but attendees are encouraged to get down early if they want to grab one of the limited deckchairs available. Alternatively attendees are welcome to bring down a blanket or camping chair.
DockBar and DockGrill, (located next to the screen) will be available for food and drinks as well as wagamama, Prezzo and Damson – which all offer great views of the screen. Restaurants within the Lowry Outlet Shopping at MediaCityUK will be available for dining and/or drinks.
2013 marks the first of a new five-year commitment from BP to support the live and free screenings from the Royal Opera House. These world-class productions of opera and ballet will be beamed live from Covent Garden to 22 locations.
There are very few operas as famous or popular as Puccini’s Tosca and after over 470 performances this operatic great shows no sign of tiring. It is a must see for anyone wanting to try opera for the first time.