Live free or die
A combustible mix of political crime, love, and obsession explodes in tragedy in Puccini’s masterpiece, Tosca, one of the world’s favorite operas. The story is set in Rome in the early 1800s, where the singer Floria Tosca and the painter Cavaradossi are in love. But their romance is doomed by the toxic Baron Scarpia, who is on the hunt for the escaped political prisoner whom Cavaradossi is protecting. To make matters worse, Scarpia decides he wants Tosca for himself, jails her lover, and threatens to kill him. Tosca tries to save Cavaradossi’s life by striking a terrible bargain with Scarpia, but he betrays her—and her revenge comes too late. Soprano Tamara Wilson, an HGO Studio alumna who is now one of the most recognizable voices in opera, performs her role debut as the fiery Tosca in this riveting revival production directed by frequent HGO collaborator John Caird. Star tenor Jonathan Tetelman performs as Cavaradossi, making his company debut in his signature role, and Grammy-nominated baritone Rod Gilfry returns to HGO as Scarpia.
A co-production with Lyric Opera of Chicago.
$20 - $210
Appropriate for all ages.
2 Hours 31 Minutes. Includes 2 intermissions.
Sung in Italian with projected English translation.