She’s a singer, he’s a painter and they’re both trying to avoid the cops. This story might not have the most famous Italian parapet in opera, but the leap is legend.
The perspective painting technique on Italian Ercole Sormani’s wing-and-drop scenery—which accurately captures Tosca’s iconic locations throughout Rome, including the church of Sant’Andrea della Valle, the Farnese Palace, and Castel Sant’Angelo—is a spectacle not to be missed.
Fiery young diva Floria Tosca is forced to play a role she never imagined when she becomes trapped between her freedom-fighting lover and a ruthless police chief whose lust for her overrides his duty to his country. This explosive triangle comes to a heart-stopping conclusion in one of opera’s most intense dramas.
Sung in Italian with English supertitles.
Runtime: Approximately 2 hours 30 minutes, including two intermissions.
Ari Pelto, conductor
Omer Ben Seadia, director
Ercole Sormani, set designer
Susan Memmott Allred, costume designer
GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. Some operas contain adult themes. Consider checking out What to Expect at the Opera to help you determine if an opera is right for your child. No babes in arms will be admitted.
LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will be at an appropriate break in the concert, to be determined at a later date, or at intermission. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.
Artists and programs are subject to change. No refunds.