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Tosca

Streaming June 25–27, 2021.

Subscriber Early Access Days begin June 4.

 

Overview


Music by Giacomo Puccini; Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica

Streaming June 25–27 for $35.
Subscriber Early Access Days begin June 4. 

Don’t mess with the diva! A fiery prima donna struggles to free her true love from the clutches of a ruthless police chief in Puccini’s surefire favorite. Filled with iconic arias and impressive musical moments, the rousing score brings Tosca’s emotional extremes into sharp relief as the story rushes towards its thrilling conclusion. The crackling melodrama grabs hold from the get-go, making Tosca ideal for anyone who loves drama and music.

Performance Information

Performance Information

In Italian with English Subtitles

Performance Time: 1 hour and 50 minutes.

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Movie-style Rating: PG-13

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Streaming Availability

Our online stream of Tosca is on sale now to the public for $35 per stream. Once you have purchased your stream you will be able to access this opera June 25–27 through your Seattle Opera account.

Proceeds from individual streaming operas benefit artists, musicians, and crew via union funds, including the AGMA Artists Relief Fund. We are grateful to all of our union partners for their creativity and enthusiasm to put these operas on stage.

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Season Ticket holders

2020/21 season ticket holders will have Early Access Days for this online opera with a full three weeks to watch June, 4 through 27, 2021. To access the performance please log in to your account or watch your email on the evening of the premiere for an exclusive link to the video.

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Public Events

We are also excited to offer free virtual performances as part of our 2021 Spring Season.  Enjoy recitals by many Seattle Opera performers on our website, YouTube and Facebook all spring.

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Cast

Karine Babajanyan

Floria Tosca

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Floria Tosca, Tosca

Hometown: Yerevan, Armenia
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Cio Cio San, Madame Butterfly (Puccini Festival, Torre del Lago); Tosca, Tosca (Deutsche Oper Berlin); Minnie, La Fanciulla del Weist (Leipzig Opera House)
Upcoming: Tosca, Tosca (Leipzig Opera House); Iris, Iris (Concert Hall Berlin); Minnie, La Fanciulla del Weist (Korea National Opera

Last Updated: December 2019

Karine Babajanyan

Floria Tosca

Seattle Opera Debut

Lucio Gallo

Baron Scarpia

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Baron Scarpia, Tosca

Hometown: Taranto, Italy
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Don Pizarro, Fidelio (Teatro Comunale di Bologna); Scarpia, Tosca (Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona); Michele, Il tabarro (Metropolitan Opera)
Upcoming: Sir John Falstaff, Falstaff (Staasoper Berlin); Gianni Schicchi, Gianni Schicchi (Opéra de Monte-Carlo); Simon Mago, Nero (Bregenzer Festpiele)

Last Updated: December 2019

Lucio Gallo

Baron Scarpia

Seattle Opera Debut

Robert Watson

Cavaradossi

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Cavardossi, Tosca

Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Hoffmann, Tales of Hoffmann (Deutsche Oper Berlin); Don Carlo, Don Carlo (Dallas Opera); Bacchus, Ariadne auf Naxos (Opera Orchestre National Montpellier)
Upcoming: Der Mahler, Lulu (The Metropolitan Opera); Rodolfo, La bohème (Opera Leipzig); Don Jose, Carmen (Deutsche Oper Berlin)

Last Updated: December 2019

 

Robert Watson

Cavaradossi

Seattle Opera Debut

Creative Team

Kazem Abdullah

Conductor

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Tosca

Hometown: Indiana
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: String Serenades (New World Symphony); Asberyana: A Musical Celebration of Poet John Ashbery (The Menil Collection); Chautauqua Music Festival (Chautauqua)
Upcoming: The Champion (Michigan Opera Theater); Troupe Vertigo: Cirque Dances (Minnesota Orchestra); An African American Requiem (Oregon Symphony)

Last Updated: December 2019

Kazem Abdullah

Conductor

Seattle Opera Debut

Dan Wallace Miller

Director

At Seattle Opera in 2019/20: Three Singing Sisters
At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Tosca

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Seattle Opera Debut: The Combat (’17)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Il trovatore ('19)
Recently: Director, Carmen (Kentucky Opera); Director, Apprentice Artists Scenes Program (Central City Opera); Director, Il trovatore (Seattle Opera); Associate Director, Silent Night (Washington National Opera); Director, The Magic Flute (Pacific MusicWorks)
Upcoming: Director, Don Giovanni (Opera Naples)

Last updated: December 2019

Dan Wallace Miller

Director

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2020/21 Season Sponsor

Barbara Stephanus

Production Sponsors

Jay and Susanne Wakefield
ArtsFund
C. E. Stuart Charitable Trust
Marks Family Foundation
Office of Arts & Culture | Seattle
Seattle Opera Foundation

with support from Maureen and Richard Swanson Young Singers Season Sponsor

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