In October 2016 the ITD creative team was invited to stage Tosca for Teatro delle Muse in Ancona. It was the team’s first experience of classical opera, with and with a company of just over 100 performers the largest project we have worked on. Production design suggested a mid twentieth century setting without imposing a literal relocation of the action and the directorial approach emphasised Tosca’s naivety in a time of political upheaval. The production was contemporary while remaining faithful to the libretto and Puccini’s detailed musical dramaturgy. Audience and critical response was enthusiastic.
Credits for imitating the dog:
Director: Pete Brooks
Designer: Laura Hopkins
Video Designer: Simon Wainwright
Associate Video Designer: Andrew Crofts