Opera North's Tosca

Wed 14 November - Fri 16 November

Opera North's Tosca

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14 Nov


From: £12.00


16 Nov


From: £12.00

  • Audio Described

Giacomo Puccini

Secrets, lies, and a lethal ultimatum.

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).

Venue: Lyric Theatre

Additional information

Please note: there is a firing squad at the end of Act 3 and cannon-fire in Act 1 of Tosca.

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.

Pre-Show Talk before both performances 6.30pm – 7pm

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 email.


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


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Pre - Theatre Dining

Enjoy pre-theatre dining for just £23 for two courses or £29 for three courses! Reserve your table when selecting your theatre seats.