A fiery diva, the rebel artist who claims her heart, and the sadistic police chief before whom all Rome trembles — for more than a hundred years, audiences have watched and listened spellbound as the cat-and-mouse game between Tosca and Scarpia plays to its deadly conclusion. Will she submit to his lust to save her lover from the firing squad?
Find out as these two outstanding casts bring you Puccini at his most theatrical and passionate.
Lyric Opera coproduction generously made possible by the Harris Family Foundation, Marlys A. Beider, Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, ITW, and Mr. and Mrs. Michael Polsky.
Coproduction of Lyric Opera of Chicago and Houston Grand Opera.
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Hui He burst onto the international scene as Tosca at La Scala (2006) and took Chicago by storm as Aida in 2012. "She's a showstopper…delivering genuine thrills." Chicago Tribune
Mark Delavan: "With his half-divine, half-human voice, the range of emotions he can communicate appears limitless." San Francisco Chronicle
ToscaTatiana Serjan* Jan 24 – Feb 5
CavaradossiMisha Didyk* Jan 24 – Feb 5
CavaradossiJorge de Leon* Feb 27 – Mar 14
ScarpiaEvgeny Nikitin* Jan 24 – Feb 5
ScarpiaMark Delavan Feb 27 – Mar 14
Lighting DesignerDuane Schuler
Chorus MasterMichael Black
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