Tosca | Welsh National Opera

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Friday, February 9, 2018 - Friday, April 20, 2018


Floria Tosca may have many admirers but she only has eyes for one man, the painter Cavaradossi. But the malevolent Chief of Police, Scarpia, has other ideas and wants her for himself. As he schemes to trick the lovers and get what he wants, dramatic and tragic events unfold, leaving Tosca stood alone clutching a dagger in her bloodstained hands, and with a shocking final twist to follow.

The turbulent backdrop of Rome during the Napoleon invasion is an apt setting for this thrilling story of love, lust, loyalty and corruption. Puccini characterises the drama through his exquisite melodies and orchestration, and fabulous arias that have made Tosca one of the best-loved operas in the world. 

  • Performances start at 7.15pm, except at Wales Millennium Centre on 11 Feb at 4pm, at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton on 24 Mar at 4pm and at Theatre Royal Plymouth on 31 Mar at 2pm
  • Running time approximately two hours and 40 minutes with two intervals
  • Sung in Italian with surtitles in English (and Welsh in Cardiff and Llandudno).


For details on production dates, times and pricing please click on your chosen venue on the right.


Cast & CreativeBack to top

Floria Tosca Claire Rutter (9, 11, 16 Feb, 8, 22, 29 Mar, 4, 6, 11, 13, 18, 20 Apr)
Mary Elizabeth Williams (21, 23 Feb, 24, 31 Mar)
Mario Cavaradossi Hector Sandoval (9, 11, 16 Feb, 8, 22, 29 Mar, 6, 13, 20 Apr)
Gwyn Hughes Jones (21, 23 Feb, 24, 31 Mar, 4, 11, 18 Apr)
Cesare Angelotti Daniel Grice
Sacristan Donald Maxwell
Scarpia Mark S Doss 

Conductor Carlo Rizzi (ex. Cardiff 21 & 23 Feb, Southampton 22 & 24 March, Plymouth 29 & 31 March, Milton Keynes 4 Apr, Bristol 11 Apr TBC)
Timothy Burke (21 & 23 Feb)

Director Michael Blakemore
Designer Ashley Martin-Davis
Lighting Designer Mark Henderson
Fight Director Terry King

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