|The opera Tosca of Giacomo Puccini will be screende at Cinematheque on Sunday. — Photo hanoigrapevine.com
HA NOI (VNS) — The Hanoi Opera Guild continues their monthly opera film screening at the Hanoi Cinematheque. The next screening on Sunday, features the opera Tosca – a classic production of Giacomo Puccini.
Tosca is a three-act opera based on the melodrama play by Victorien Sardou. The story involves the singer Floria Tosca, her lover Mario Cavaradossi, and the chief of police Baron Scarpia. When a prisoner escapes and his whereabouts are known only to Cavaradossi and Tosca, Scarpia tortures Cavaradossi to wrest the information from Tosca. Tragedy ensues when all three characters wrongly assume they can get what they desire from the others.
There will be two screenings, at 2pm and 7pm. The opera will run in the original Italian with English subtitles.
For those with Cinematheque membership, make a reservation by phoning the Cinematheque at (04) 39362648, between 2-9pm. A limited number of tickets are also available through the Opera Guild, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A donation of VND60,000 is suggested. — VNS