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March 28, 2023: 7:30 PM
March 31, 2023: 7:30 PM
April 2, 2023: 2 PM
From the San Diego Opera:
"Tosca" is Giacomo Puccini’s gripping drama filled with torture, treachery, lust, execution and suicide.
Scarpia, the chief of police, wants only two things: to recapture the escaped prisoner Angelotti and to seduce Tosca, an opera singer of incredible voice and beauty. Tosca is in love with Cavaradossi, an artist and sympathizer of Angelotti. After arresting Cavaradossi for harboring Angelotti, Scarpia plays with Tosca’s emotions, promising to free Cavaradossi if Tosca will succumb to Scarpia’s desires. But Tosca has a plan of her own, all of which unfolds with tragic consequences from which no one can escape. Soaring and sensuous, filled with such beautiful arias as Tosca’s “Vissi d’arte”, Cavaradossi’s “Recondita armonia” and the powerful choral piece “Te Deum”, Tosca has some of opera’s most beloved music, and one of opera’s most gripping plots.
Tosca welcomes the return of soprano Michelle Bradley in the title role, and Greer Grimsley in his signature role of Scarpia. Argentinian tenor Marcelo Puente makes his San Diego Opera debut as Cavaradossi. Directed by Alan Hicks and with the San Diego Symphony conducted by Valerio Galli.
LANGUAGE – Sung in Italian with English and Spanish text projected above the stage
RUN TIME – 2 hours and 45 minutes, including two 20-minute intermissions
The pre-opera lecture begins at 6:40 p.m. before the 7:30 p.m. evening performances. The Sunday matinee pre-opera lecture begins at 1:10 p.m. before the 2:00 p.m. curtain.
Mainstage Post-Opera Talk-Back:
Stay after the performance for a Talk-Back. Once the curtain falls, there will be a 10-minute break, then join us in the front of the Dress Circle section where you can ask questions of the stars and cast (subject to availability), and find out what really happened onstage and backstage during the performance!
Special discounts are available here for students, military or last-minute rush tickets. Details here.