Thursday October 29, 2020

Opera: Thrilling Tosca with an Irish star

Puccini’s opera is now regarded as the most riveting and dramatic of his works

11th March, 2018
Celine Byrne stars in the Mikhailovsky Theatre production of Tosca at the Bord

Do you remember that wind-up movie from the mid-1960s, The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming? That was in the bad old days of the USSR, when we first became aware of Sputniks, inter-ballistic missiles and a big grey wall in Berlin. Well, despite the recent unwelcome Beast from the East – which may or may not be the first shot in a new Cold War - it’s quite clear the Russians are still...

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