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This show closed on May 25, 2019

About WNO: Tosca

Dawn breaks on 18th-century Rome, where zealous painter Cavaradossi and passionate singer Tosca are deeply in love. When Cavaradossi hides escaped political prisoner Angelotti from the villainous chief of police Scarpia, a tragic conflict unfurls. Caught between loyalty to her rebel lover and Scarpia’s web of deceit, Tosca must take matters into her own hands—but no one is guaranteed to get out alive.

Puccini’s breathtaking opera, with its renowned “Vissi d’arte” aria, makes a triumphant return to WNO. Elegant sets depicting grand Roman scenes create the backdrop to one of opera’s most suspenseful and popular dramas. With gripping political corruption, soaring music, and the legendary devastating finale, "Tosca" is a sumptuous tale of ill-fated love that amazes and captivates new and longtime opera lovers alike.

Lectures with the composer begin 1 hour before each performance and last 25 mins.

Audience talk-back sessions with the cast will take place immediately after each of the following performances:

Sunday, 5/12 at 2pm

Sunday, 5/19 at 2pm

Monday, 5/20 at 7pm

Audio-Described performances:

Friday, 5/17 at 7:30pm

Wednesday, 5/22 at 7:30pm

WNO's Touch Cart with real props and costumes will be open one hour prior to the following performances:

Run Time

2hr 50min (Inc. Intermission)

Start Date

End Date

Opera House, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566

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