March 12. 2022 - April 10. 2022

Upcoming Dates

March 12. 2022 - April 10. 2022

New-to-Chicago Production Tosca


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.

  • Language: Sung in Italian with projected English texts
  • Running Time: Approximately 2 hours 40 minutes with 2 intermissions
  • Location: Lyric Opera House

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Meet the artists

* Lyric debut
** Ryan Opera Center alumnus
*** Ryan Opera Center Ensemble member


Lyric Opera Commentaries are sponsored by the Patrick G. & Shirley Welsh Ryan Foundation in memory of their parents.

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The music featured is generously furnished by Warner Classics.
A project of the Women’s Board.

Tosca Commentary by Elinor Olin

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Lyric’s presentation of Puccini’s Tosca is generously made possible by

Frances Pietch Trust

Julius Frankel Foundation

Josef & Margot Lakonishok

Mazza Foundation

Additional support is provided by Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production Circle.

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