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Monday, January 31, 2022


Rhumbelow Theatre will screen Tosca filmed from The Royal Opera’s Dec 2021 Season in London.

The screenings take place on February 9, 2022, starting at 18h00. Running time: 3 hours and 25 minutes (including two intervals). (Venue opens 60 minutes before show for snacks/drinks)

Into the romantic world of an idealistic painter Cavaradossi and his sensuous lover Tosca, comes the malevolence of Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police, with fatal results. Elena Stikina, Bryan Hymel and Alexey Markov bring to life one of the best loved operas in The Royal Opera repertory: Puccini’s Tosca. From the demonic chords with which it famously begins to the violent twist of the opera’s shock ending, the tension never lets up for a moment. Love and evil come – thrillingly – face to face in Jonathan Kent’s intense production.

The Cast :

Elena Stikina (Floria Tosca), Bryan Hymel (Mario Cavaradossi), Alexey Markov (Baron Scarpia), Hubert Francis (Spoletta), Yuriy Yurchuk (Cesare Angelotti), Jeremy White (Sacristan) and Jihoon Kim (Sciarrone). They will be accompanied by The Royal Opera Chorus and the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.


Music: Giacomo Puccini

Libretto; Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Director: Jonathan Kent

Designer: Paul Brown

Lighting designer Mark Henderson

Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Tickets R100. Booking is essential on email: or Computicket

Food available at the venue. There is a full bar (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). Limited secure parking available

All seating will be at separate tables and the Rhumbelow will obviously be seating co-habiting couples and/or family members. Covid limit – max 50 %

For more information contact Roland Stansell on 082 499 8636.

Strict Covid protocols will be observed. Rhumbelow Theatre is situated at 42 Cunningham Road off Bartle Road in Umbilo, Durban.