Gerald Finley makes his role debut as arch-villain Baron Scarpia at the Royal Opera House

Gerald Finley makes his role debut as arch-villain Baron Scarpia at the Royal Opera House
 

Here is a man, Rome’s Chief of Police, who actually keeps a torture chamber in his apartment at the Palazzo Farnese. 
Canadian baritone Gerald Finley, who makes his role debut as Scarpia in the Royal Opera’s revival of Tosca on January 15, says the detail of the ultimate torture chamber adjacent to the living/ dining room points up how different is the character from others he has sung in the bass-baritone range. 
“I’ve tended to take more lyric and sympathetic roles, with the exception of Nick Shadow in Rake’s Progress who cloaks his evil with elegance.
“Scarpia is perceived by the other... read more

 
7 January 2018 in Entertainment, Views: 44
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