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Puccini

Tosca

When passion and politics collide, love can prove a fatal weakness.

Opera singer Tosca’s love for artist Cavaradossi knows no compromise. But with Rome in turmoil, the personal becomes political. Sadistic police chief Scarpia wants Tosca for himself – and, to his manipulative mind, nothing could be easier than turning the very strength of her passion to his own advantage.

Tosca is a roller coaster story of love, lust, murder and political intrigue. With its dramatic story line and Puccini’s richly romantic score, it is one of the world’s best loved operas.

Set in Rome at the time of Napoleon’s invasion of Italy, Catherine Malfitano’s insightful production returns to ENO. Fast-rising soprano Keri Alkema is Tosca, with popular ENO artist Gwyn Hughes Jones as Cavaradossi, and Craig Colclough as Scarpia. Puccini specialist Oleg Caetani conducts.

'One of the most gripping Toscas seen in London'

The Evening Standard

'Catherine Malfitano's powerful and moving Tosca'

Daily Telegraph

Running Time
2hrs 45mins

Running time includes two intervals of approximately 20 minutes each.

Tickets available from £12 plus booking fee.* There are 500 tickets at every performance at £20 or under.

ENO offers half price tickets for children under 16. Please note that under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult and children under five will not be admitted.

Pre performance talk
12 Oct 2016
Tickets £5 (£2.50 for concessions)
Signed Performance
22 Nov 2016
Language
Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage

*ENO charges a £1.50 booking fee per ticket, or a maximum of £6 per transaction.