Puccini's «Tosca» is one of the best known of all plays. Hardly any other opera is as precisely anchored in the historical background in time and location. so Withstands an achievement like this a relocation to the present time?
Floria Tosca, the famous singer, playing herself: Tosca. In her life everything from the beginning is of history. The idea is presented in a kind of film aesthetics. This aesthetic is further enhanced by the cubist stage set and the inserted video sequences. Jette Steckel succeeds in expanding the theater space. The close-ups show cinematically what viewers see or can imagine. We were responsible for all film content
MOVIE: THE CHURCH
The artist Cavaradossi (Maxim Aksenov) works in the church of Sant'Andrea della Valle. But he is introduced as a video artist instead of painter. This film shows his work with the beautiful stranger and gives an idea of his attitude to the church. Film art as a modern equivalent of the fresco.
MOVIE: SCARPIA'S END
The police chief Scarpia (Davide Damiani and Simon Neal) wants Tosca (Svetlana Ignatovich and Claire Rutter) as informant - but also as a woman. After his last, fatal for him, ends with a "Tosca tattoo" on the torso. This film was in addition to the stage action projected onto the stage towers.
3D NEON SIGN
The beginning of the performance: Tosca enters the stage as a pop star. Behind her a larger than life projected, flickering neon sign appears. The following picture illustrates the formation of the neon sign in 3D space.