Tosca

Author(s): Giacomo Puccini
Company: Opera North
Running time: 2h 45min approx

Tosca, a star singer, is the lover of Cavaradossi, an artist. Scarpia, the corrupt Chief of Police, is obsessed with Tosca and willing to go to any lengths to have her.

When Cavaradossi is arrested and tortured for helping an escaped political prisoner, Scarpia blackmails Tosca: she and Cavaradossi can go free if she will give herself to him. Violated, Tosca plots her revenge, but the consequences are more terrible than she can imagine.

Giselle Allen and Robert Hayward reprise their roles in Edward Dick’s production.

Performances

Grand Theatre, Leeds
New Theatre, Hull

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