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
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:
2hr 50min (Inc. Intermission)