Northern Ireland Opera returns in 2023 with Puccini’s ‘Tosca’, after their critically acclaimed and sold-out production of ‘La Traviata’ in 2022.
Northern Ireland Opera returns in 2023 with Puccini’s Tosca, after their critically acclaimed production of La Traviata in 2022. Tosca is an operatic thriller set in Rome, taking place over one day, making it one of the most intense and exciting operas ever written.
Floria Tosca is a beautiful soprano, deeply in love with painter Mario Cavaradossi. When the corrupt Chief of Police, Baron Scarpia, discovers that Mario has been helping political prisoners escape, he sees a way of forcing Tosca into the ultimate sacrifice to satisfy his lust. Scarpia will entrap her and try to get rid of her lover… who will survive?
Directed and conceptualised by Cameron Menzies, performed with the Ulster Orchestra and the NI Opera Chorus.
Internationally renowned and award-winning soprano Svetlana Kasyan is welcomed in the lead role as Floria Tosca with Irish baritone Brendan Collins is cast as arch nemesis Baron Scarpia.
Tenor Roman Arndt joins the line-up playing Tosca’s lover Mario Cavaradossi. Former winner of Northern Ireland Opera’s Festival of Voice, tenor Aaron O’Hare returns to NI Opera after performing in their 2021 production of La Bohème in the role of Schaunard to be cast as Spoletta.
Making his debut in Belfast is the charismatic and energetic Brazilian conductor Eduardo Strausser who will lead the Ulster Orchestra.
This record-breaking National opera company also returns with a 50-strong chorus of Northern Irish and Irish talent.
Find out more about the plot of Tosca here.
9 September, 7.30pm Grand Opera House £17.50 to £52 inc booking fee Book Here
12 September, 7.30pm Grand Opera House £17.50 to £52 inc booking fee Book Here
14 September, 7.30pm Grand Opera House £17.50 to £52 inc booking fee Book Here
16 September, 7.30pm Grand Opera House £17.50 to £52 inc booking fee Book Here
12 September 6.30 to 7pm Grand Opera House Studio Pre Show Talk - Free Pre Show Talk
16 September 6.30 to 7pm Grand Opera House Studio Pre Show Talk - Free Pre Show Talk