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Opera Director Giordano Bellincampi says goodbye to the Danish National Opera and conducts the opera closest to his heart, Puccini’s immortal Tosca.

Tosca takes place in Rome and with its passionate, colourful music, concen­trated plot and intense drama includes everything that makes opera the world’s most impactful art form.  

Puccini’s masterpiece Tosca is the obvious choice as a farewell tour for the opera director and con­ductor Giordano Bellincampi, who after eight years as director of the Danish National Opera is touring the whole country at the head of all the performances in all the Danish regions.  

Tosca is one of the best loved operas in the repertoire, and captivates both opera buffs and opera beginners with its passionate music and concentrated drama of the desire for love and power. Elisa­beth Linton is one of Scandinavia’s most successful operatic stage directors, and she returns to the Danish National Opera with this classic production where the story is played out in Rome. Herbert Murauer makes his debut as a stage designer at the Danish National Opera, but has a long succession of productions behind him including the award-winning Lulu at Covent Garden (‘09), La Fanciulla del West in Stockholm (‘11) and Nabucco at the Royal Danish Theatre (‘11) along with Elisabeth Linton. Ingela Brimberg and Victoria Nava alternate in the title role, and with Roman Bellincampi leading the international team of soloists, the Chorus of the Danish National Opera, the Herning Church Boys’ Choir, the MidtVest Girls’ Choir and the Danish regional orchestras the scene is set for performances that will be outstanding in every way.  

Facts about Tosca  
Opera in 3 acts, music Giacomo Puccini,
libretto Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa after a play by Victorien Sardou  
First performance 14 January 1900 at Teatro Costanzi in Rome
Sung in Italian with Danish surtitles 

Duration c. 2½ hours incl. interval

Performance dates  
Premiere 1 February 2013 at the Aarhus Concert Hall
Tour 1 February – 20 March 2013 with 24 performances
See tour plan with infomation about the ticket sales   

Copenhagen 5 March 8 p.m., 6 March 8 p.m.
The Royal Danish Theatre, Old Stage

Production team
Musical director 
Giordano Bellincampi

Stage director
Elisabeth Linton

Stage design
Herbert Murauer

Lighting design
Torben Lendorph

The cast
Ingela Brimberg / Victoria Nava
Cavaradossi Danilo Formaggia / Rafael Rojas
Scarpia Robert Hyman / Jørn Pedersen
et al. 

The Chorus of the Danish National Opera
Herning Church Boys' Choir
MidtVest Girls' Choir

Aalborg Symfoniorkester,
Aarhus Symfoniorkester,
Odense Symfoniorkester,
Sjællands Symfoniorkester,
Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester

Danish National Opera • Concert Hall Aarhus • Skovgaardsgade 2C • DK-8000 Aarhus C • Phone +45 89 40 91 10 •mailto:info(at)

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