Tosca the Opera
July 22, 2021 - July 25, 2021
Tosca the Opera
Tosca the Opera in Cincinnati Opera 2021 Summer Festival culminates with Giacomo Puccini’s glorious Tosca. In the city of Rome during a time of political turmoil, the tempestuous opera diva Floria Tosca is madly in love with the painter Cavaradossi. When Tosca’s lover becomes entangled in a crime and is condemned to death, the lecherous police chief Scarpia insists only one thing can save him: Tosca herself. Tosca is a passionate melodrama suffused with political intrigue—a rollercoaster ride of love, lust, and tragedy told through unforgettable music.
One of the best-loved operas of all time, Tosca soars with high-stakes drama and exhilarating music, including Tosca’s sweeping aria “Vissi d’arte,” one of Puccini’s most thrilling creations. We’re proud to premiere a brand-new, period production featuring sumptuous sets and costumes from acclaimed designer Robert Perdziola (Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera).
Cincinnati Opera’s “stunning” and “sumptuous” production (Cincinnati Enquirer), which received rave reviews at its unveiling in 2016, was designed by Robert Perdziola, who has previously designed for the Metropolitan Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Glimmerglass Opera. The lighting design is by Thomas C. Hase with wig and make-up design by James Geier.
Plans for the 2021 Summer Festival, Cincinnati Opera include three operas that were originally scheduled to be presented in 2020—the world premieres of Castor and Patience and Fierce, as well as The Barber of Seville—plus the return of two all-time favorite operas, Carmen and Tosca. Performances are currently slated to take place at Music Hall and the School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), and to feature the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO).
Saturday, July 24, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 25, 2021 | 3:00 p.m.
Music Hall’s Springer Auditorium
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For more information, ticket information, and program updates, visit cincinnatiopera.org.