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Tosca

Streaming June 25–27, 2021.

Subscriber Early Access Days begin June 4.

 

Overview

Tosca has just about everything: great tunes, desperate lovers, loads of action, and a bad guy you love to hate.”

The Seattle Times


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

Alexandra LoBianco

Floria Tosca

Soprano
At Seattle Opera in 2020/21:
 Floria Tosca, Tosca; Stantuzza, Cavalleria rusticana

Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL
Seattle Opera Debut: Donna Anna, Don Giovanni (’14)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Aida, Aida ('18)
Recently: Chrysothemis, Elektra (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Prima Donna/Ariadne, Ariadne auf Naxos (Austin Opera); Helmwige, Die Walküre (Lyric Opera of Chicago)
Upcoming: Tosca, Tosca (Portland Opera), Aida, Aida (Opera Carolina), Leonore, Fidelio (North Carolina Opera)

Last updated: March 2021

 

Alexandra LoBianco

Floria Tosca

Michael Chioldi

Baron Scarpia

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

Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Miller, Luisa Miller (Gran Teatre del Liceu); Giorgio Germont, La traviata (Utah Opera); Rigoletto, Rigoletto (Austin Opera); Tonio, Pagliacci (Palm Beach Opera)

Last Updated: March 2021

Michael Chioldi

Baron Scarpia

Seattle Opera Debut

Robert Watson

Cavaradossi

Tenor
At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Cavaradossi, Tosca

Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Hoffmann, Tales of Hoffmann (Deutsche Oper Berlin); Canio, Pagliacci (Palm Beach Opera); Bacchus, Ariadne auf Naxos (Opera Orchestre National Montpellier) 
Upcoming: Moser, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (The Metropolitan Opera); Cavaradossi, Tosca (Lyric Opera of Kansas City); Froh, Das Rheingold (Deutsche Opera Berlin)

Last Updated: March 2021

 

Robert Watson

Cavaradossi

Seattle Opera Debut

Adam Lau

Angelotti

Bass
At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Angelotti, Tosca; Masetto, Don Giovanni

Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Seattle Opera Debut: Papa, Makoto Kobayashi, An American Dream (’15)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Alidoro, Cinderella (’19); Kōbun Chino Otogawa, The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs (’19); Ferrando, Il trovatore (’19); Sprecher, The Magic Flute (’17)
Recently: Raimondo, Lucia di Lammermoor (Lyric Opera of Kansas City); Basilio, The Barber of Seville (Portland Opera); Oroveso, Norma (Utah Opera); Soloist, Verdi Requiem (Carnegie Hall)
Upcoming: Tom, Un ballo in Maschera (Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo); Colline, La boheme (North Carolina Opera)

Last Updated: March 2021

Adam Lau

Angelotti

Matthew Burns

Sacristan

Bass-baritone
At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Sacristan, Tosca

Hometown: Richmond, VA
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently:  Leporello
Don Giovanni (Michigan Opera Theater); Dansker, Billy Budd (Central City Opera); Bottom, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Virginia Opera)
Upcoming: Bartolo, The Barber of Seville (Utah Opera)

Last Updated: March 2021

Matthew Burns

Sacristan

Seattle Opera Debut

Andrew Stenson

Spoletta

Tenor
At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Spoletta, Tosca; Don Ottavio, Don Giovanni; Nemorino, The Elixir of Love

Hometown: Rochester, MN
Seattle Opera Young Artist: 2010/11, 2011/12
Seattle Opera Debut: Arturo, Lucia di Lammermoor (’10)
Previously at Seattle Opera:
Tamino, The Magic Flute ('17); Tonio, The Daughter of the Regiment (’13); Orphée, Orphée et Eurydice (’12) 
Recently: Demetrius, The Enchanted Island (Metropolitan Opera); Almaviva, The Barber of Seville (Opera Colorado); The Steersman, The Flying Dutchman (Dallas Opera)
Upcoming: Opera in the Park (Madison Opera); Pluto, Orpheus in the Underworld (Madison Opera); Bill, Flight (Dallas Opera)

Last Updated: March 2021

Andrew Stenson

Spoletta

José Rubio

Sciarrone

Baritone
At Seattle Opera in 2020/21:  Sciarrone, Tosca

Hometown: Vancouver, WA
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently:  Hannah (Before), As One (Alamo City Opera); Alfio, Cavalleria rusticana (Juneau Lyric Opera); Mills, The Diary of John Rabe (Jiangsu Grand Opera Theater), Walter Harper, Princess Sophia (Orpheus Project)
Upcoming: Alfio, Cavalleria rusticana (Vashon Opera); Mills, The Diary of John Rabe (Jiangsu Grand Opera Theater)

Last Updated: March 2021

José Rubio

Sciarrone

Seattle Opera Debut

Ryan Bede

Jailer

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Jailer, Tosca 

Hometown: Tacoma, WA
Seattle Opera Debut: Second Priest, The Magic Flute (’17)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Moralès, Carmen ('19); Fiorello, The Barber of Seville (’17); Jim Crowley, An American Dream (’17)
Recently: Belcore, The Elixir of Love (Tacoma Opera); Schaunard, La bohème (Lyric Opera Northwest); Masetto, Don Giovanni (Opera Idaho)
Upcoming: Bass soloist, Mozart Requiem (Symphony Tacoma); Jim Crowley, An American Dream (Opera Idaho) 

Last updated: March 2021

Ryan Bede

Jailer

Ellaina Lewis

Shepherd Boy

Soprano
At Seattle Opera in 2020/21:
 Shepherd Boy, Tosca 

Hometown: Washington, DC
Seattle Opera Debut: Strawberry Woman, Porgy and Bess (‘18)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Regular Chorus: Eugene Onegin (‘20); Porgy and Bess (year ‘18); Porgy and Bess (‘11)
Recently: Recitalist, Intermezzo Recital Series (Tacoma Opera)
Upcoming: Soloist, Music from Home (Lakewold Gardens)

Last Updated: March 2021

Ellaina Lewis

Shepherd Boy

Creative Team

Kazem Abdullah

Conductor

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Tosca

Hometown: Indiana
Seattle Opera Debut
Recently: Hänsel und Gretel (Cape Town Opera), Richmond Symphony Orchestra
Upcoming: Castor and Patience (Cincinnati Opera), Fire Shut Up in My Bones (Metropolitan Opera), Malcom X (Michigan Opera Theater)

Last Updated: March 2021

Kazem Abdullah

Conductor

Seattle Opera Debut

Dan Wallace Miller

Director

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Tosca

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Seattle Opera Debut: The Combat (’17)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Director, Il trovatore ('19), Three Singing Sisters ('19)
Recently: Director, Carmen (Kentucky Opera); Associate Director, Silent Night (Washington National Opera)
Upcoming: Director, Dido and Aeneas (Central City Opera); Director, Street Scene (Young Artists of America)
 

Last updated: March 2021

Dan Wallace Miller

Director

Christopher Mumaw

Production Designer

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Production Designer, Tosca 

Hometown: Dayton, OH
Seattle Opera Debut: Scenic Designer, The Combat ('17)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Associate Scenic Designer, Il Trovatore ('19)
Recently:
  Scenic Designer, Admissions (Seattle Public Theatre); Scenic Designer, Howl's Moving Castle (Book-It Repertory Theatre); Scenic Designer, Sunset Baby (ArtsWest Playhouse and Gallery)

Last updated: March 2021

Christopher Mumaw

Production Designer

Liesl Alice Gatcheco

Costume Designer

At Seattle Opera in 2020/21: Costume Designer, Don Giovanni, Flight

Hometown: Seattle, WA
Seattle Opera Debut</