New-to-Chicago-production Tosca

By Giacomo Puccini

  • Language - Sung in Italian with projected English titles
  • Running Time - 2 hours 50 minutes with 2 intermissions
  • Location - Lyric Opera House

A diva who has all of Rome at her feet. A woman who takes charge of her life and fights for what she wants. A heroine who is brave and loving, extravagantly emotional, yet utterly irresistible. Floria Tosca is all these things. She’s loved by Mario Cavaradossi, the revolutionary, and lusted after by Baron Scarpia, Rome’s vicious police chief. Puccini’s lushly grand-scale music illuminates these characters, and the entire opera bursts with a theatricality that makes Tosca a favorite of audiences everywhere.

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November 2020

Saturday

11/07

7:30 PM

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Tuesday

11/10

7:00 PM

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Friday

11/13

7:00 PM

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Monday

11/16

7:00 PM

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Thursday

11/19

2:00 PM

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11/22

2:00 PM

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Wednesday

11/25

2:00 PM

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11/28

7:30 PM

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Sunday

11/29

2:00 PM

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Meet the artists

Sondra Radvanovsky

Tosca

Alexandra LoBianco

Tosca (11/28)

Joseph Calleja

Cavaradossi

Russell Thomas

Cavaradossi (11/28)

Fabian Veloz*

Scarpia

Joel Sorensen

Spoletta

Alan Higgs+

Sacristan

Giampaolo Bisanti*

Conductor

Louisa Muller

Director

Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

Set Designer

Marcel Escoffier

Costume Designer

Duane Schuler

Lighting Designer

Michael Black

Chorus Master

* Lyric debut

+ Ryan Opera Center alumni

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Production sponsors

GRAMMA FISHER FOUNDATION OF MARSHALLTOWN, IOWA
MARION A.
CAMERON

Production photos: Ken Howard/San Diego Opera