Opera North's Tosca

Giacomo Puccini

Puccini’s melodrama of lust and love, of cruelty and self-sacrifice, of freedom and repression, portrays human relationships at their best and at their worst with uncompromising force.
  • Dates Running: 14/11/2018 - 16/11/2018
  • Venue: The Lyric Theatre
Puccini’s melodrama of lust and love, of cruelty and self-sacrifice, of freedom and repression, portrays human relationships at their best and at their worst with uncompromising force. 

Tosca, a star singer, is the lover of Cavaradossi, an artist. Scarpia, the corrupt Chief of Police and agent of the state, is obsessed with Tosca and willing to go to any lengths to have her. When Cavaradossi is arrested and tortured for helping an escaped political prisoner, Scarpia blackmails Tosca: she and Cavaradossi can go free if she will give herself to him. Violated, Tosca plots her revenge, but the consequences are more terrible than she can imagine. Puccini’s high-octane score – at times soaring and tender, at other times brutally powerful – has made Tosca one of the world’s most popular operas. Highlights include the pile-driving ‘Te Deum’, Tosca’s impassioned prayer ‘Vissi d’arte’, and Cavaradossi’s immensely moving farewell to life, ‘E lucevan le stele’.


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.

Cast & Creatives

 Cast

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

 

 Creatives

Conductor Antony Hermus Jonathan Santagada 
Director Edward Dick 
Set Designer Tom Scutt 
Costume Designer Fotini Dimou 
Lighting Designer Lee Curran
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