All this action played out against beautiful painterly sets from Italy’s Ercole Sormani. The audience buzz at the first intermission was positively electric. 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
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.
Two international headliners alternate in the title role. The “superb” (Sidney Morning Herald) Saioa Hernández “won La Scala hearts [in] an instant love affair between soprano and audience” (Bachtrack). And the “splendid” (Das Opernglas) Armenian soprano Karine Babajanyan, whose “voice is strong and appealingly colored, sings with confidence and intelligence” (OPERA).