REVIVAL OF THE 1980 PRODUCTION
Supported by The Scottish Opera Syndicate
1940s' Rome, in the shadow of Mussolini's tyrannical rule...
Floria Tosca – a smart and passionate woman – attempts to free her lover from the clutches of Baron Scarpia, the lecherous, power-mad Chief of Police. As the stakes get higher she is faced with an impossible choice – will her hopes be crushed or can love win out?
Beautiful arias and rousing musical moments pepper Puccini's score, bringing Tosca's emotional extremes into sharp relief. Director Anthony Besch's shadowy setting further heightens the drama while Peter Rice's sumptuous designs provide a spectacular backdrop.
'Scottish Opera’s Tosca is flawless, from start to finish a feast for the eyes.' The Herald
Full of crackling melodrama that grabs from the get-go, Tosca is a must-see for both newcomers and aficionados alike.
The must-see internationally renowned cast includes award-winning soprano Natalya Romaniw (Eugene Onegin 2018), tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones (Il trovatore 2015) and baritone Roland Wood (Pelléas & Mélisande 2017). Music Director Stuart Stratford conducts.
Running time approx. 2 hrs 45 mins
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Listen to a taster of the music from Tosca on Spotify.
Cast & Creative Team
Tosca 2019 | What the audience thoughtAnthony Besch's legendary production of Tosca is back and on tour this Autumn, visiting Glasgow, Aberdeen, Inverness and Edinburgh from 16 Oct-23 Nov. We could go on and on about how fabulous it is...But we'll let the Glasgow audience speak for themselves...
Tosca 2019 | TrailerTonight, Anthony Besch's legendary production of TOSCA returns to Scottish Opera. Watch our brand new trailer featuring singers Natalya Romaniw as Tosca, Gwyn Hughes Jones as Cavaradossi and Roland Wood as Scarpia.
Tosca 2019 | Audio-described trailerScottish Opera offers an audio-described performance of Tosca at each of our our four venues. For more information on how to take advantage of the audio description facility, head over to our Get Closer page on this website.
Tosca 2019 | Behind-the-scenes (2012)As Anthony Besch's TOSCA returns to the Scottish Opera stage, we're proud to honour our dearly missed friend and colleague Dafydd Burne-Jones (known to all as Robert) by re-visiting his excellent, in-depth tour behind-the-scenes of the show - a video which we made with him when the production was last with us in 2012.
Tosca 2019 | TeaserFloria Tosca – a smart and passionate woman – attempts to free her lover from the clutches of Baron Scarpia, the lecherous, power-mad Chief of Police. As the stakes get higher she is faced with an impossible choice – will her hopes be crushed or can love win out?
What the press said
'This revival...with rising star Natalya Romaniw in the title role, packed as powerful a punch as I can remember.' ★★★★★ Bachtrack
'Natalya Romaniw steals the night...' ★★★★★ Opera Guide Scotland
'...possibly even more powerful today' ★★★★★ The List
'...Opulent staging still has plenty to say.' ★★★★ The Guardian
'A glorious spectacle.' ★★★★ The Herald
'...Visceral excitement from the get go.' ★★★★ The Scotsman
'If (Scottish Opera) keep getting singers this good, Tosca could well have a few decades of life in it yet.' ★★★★ The Times
'Unforgettable' Society Aberdeen