Baku is to host an international opera with famous singers from Azerbaijan, Turkey and Belarus.
The opera is supposed to be held at Azerbaijan State Academic Opera and Ballet Theater
on February 15. The singers will perform operetta "Tosca" by Giacomo Puccini.
Leading soloists from the Istanbul State Opera and Ballet will take part in the opera. Meanwhile, laureate of international competition Soprano, Deniz Yetim will perform as Tosca and Aykurt Cinar from Ankara State Opera and Ballet Theatre as Cavaradossi in the opera.
Leading soloist of the National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater of the Republic of Belarus, Honored Artist and winner of the international vocal competitions Vladimir Gromov will also perform the role of chief of police Baron Scarpia.
From Azerbaijan, the leading and talented soloists of the Opera and Ballet Theater, People's Artist Ali Asgarov, honored artist Akram Poladov and young singer Jahangir Gurbanov will peform in the opera.
The opera will be conducted by the People's Artist of Azerbaijan, Professor Rauf Abdullayev.
The three act opera by Giacomo Puccini Toska revolves around the battle between higher ideals and desires, the new and the old, and true love and true hate. It was premiered in Rome on January 1900 but more than one hundred years on, it still attracts public attention.
The opera is a complicated work, with arias, recitative, choruses and other musical elements woven delicately together. The dramatic force of "Tosca" continues to fascinate both actors and audiences. It is still among one of the most frequently performed operas across the globe