Opera North's


Opera North's Tosca

Giacomo Puccini

Secrets, lies, and a lethal ultimatum.
  • Dates Running: 14/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
  • Venue: The Lyric Theatre
Tosca, Rome’s star opera singer, is madly in love with charismatic artist Cavardossi. When he is arrested and tortured by Scarpia, the corrupt Chief of Police, Tosca becomes the victim of cruel blackmail: she and Cavaradossi can go free if she will give herself to him. Tosca plots her revenge, but the consequences are more terrible than she can imagine…

One of the world’s most popular operas, Puccini’s melodrama of lust and love, cruelty and self-sacrifice, freedom and repression, portrays human relationships at their best and very worst. Puccini’s high-octane score – at times soaring and tender, at other times brutally powerful – includes Tosca’s impassioned prayer ‘Vissi d’arte’ and Cavaradossi’s incredibly moving ‘E lucevan le stelle’.

This new production by Edward Dick is a visual collision of awe-inspiring Renaissance Roman architecture with a contemporary dramatic edge and features a stellar cast including Giselle Allen (Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana), Mexican tenor Rafael Rojas (Calaf in Turandot) and British baritone Robert Hayward (Wotan in the Ring cycle).

Additional Information

Audio described performance – Fri 16 November at 7.30pm, with a touch tour at 6.15pm.

To book accessible tickets please call 0161 876 2183 or set up an online booking account by emailing access@thelowry.com

There are no runtimes available at present.

Group Discount
£4 OFF, 1 in 10 FREE (All shows)
Call the groups line on 0843 208 6003 for more information. 
Open Mon to Fri, 9.30am-5.30pm.

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Cast & Creatives


Floria Tosca Giselle Allen
Mario Cavaradossi Rafael Rojas 
Baron Scarpia Robert Hayward 
Cesare Angelotti John Savournin 
Spoletta Rupert Charlesworth 



Conductor Antony Hermus (14 Nov) / Jonathan Santagada (16 Nov)
Director Edward Dick 
Set Designer Tom Scutt 
Costume Designer Fotini Dimou 
Lighting Designer Lee Curran