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OPM performs the opera Tosca in Rabat

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Bulgarian soprano Stefanna Kybalova and Moroccan tenor Abdellah Lasri will sublimate Giacomo Puccini’s opera Tosca on the occasion of the three highly anticipated performances by the Moroccan Philharmonic Orchestra. Save the dates: April 13, 15 and 18 at the Mohammed V National Theater in Rabat where unique concerts are expected.

Created in Rome in 1900,  Italian opera Tosca de Giacomo Puccini received the warmest welcome upon its release. It was sold out for 22 performances before taking off internationally to be performed in Milan, London, Constantinople, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and Madrid.

The title role is marked by the greatest singers, with Maria Callas in the lead. And for this production, Bulgarian soprano Stefanna Kybalova plays Floria Tosca alongside Moroccan tenor Abdellah Lasri as Mario Cavaradossi, directed by Jean-Marc Biskup. The latter makes the choice to transpose history (initially located in Rome in 1800) in the 1930s, during the interwar period and the rise of fascism in Europe where totalitarian regimes emerged. By thus moving the era of the drama, the director makes the essence of the work more accessible and its purpose more striking.

To interpret this masterpiece of the opera, it is the artistic adviser and first guest conductor of the Orchestra: Olivier Holt, who will head the Orchester Philharmonique du Maroc.

As a reminder, the three representations of Tosca are given with the support of Crédit du Maroc and in partnership with the Ministry of Culture of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Mohammed V National Theater.