TOSCA

Music by Giacomo Puccini | Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Adapted from the play La Tosca by Victorien Sardou
A Co-production of Boston Lyric Opera and Opera Omaha
Sung in Italian with English surtitles

FRI | OCT 13 | 7:30PM SOLD OUT
SUN | OCT 15 | 3:00PM SOLD OUT
WED | OCT 18 | 7:30PM SOLD OUT
FRI | OCT 20 | 7:30PM SOLD OUT
SUN | OCT 22 | 3:00PM SOLD OUT

Against a backdrop of war, chaos and corruption, a singer named Floria Tosca must give the performance of a lifetime to save the man she loves. Set in early 1800s Italy, Tosca is the passionate, sweeping story of three strong-willed characters destined to become masters and victims of their own fate.

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The Reviews are In!

“A sold-out, well-sung, and boisterously received performance…one of the most robust BLO opening nights I can recall.…The gifted young Russian soprano Elena Stikhina’s voice has unusual allure…a combination of glow and penetration, lightness and strength, at times floating above the orchestra, at times slicing through it.
Boston Globe

“One couldn’t imagine the character [of Tosca] having a better performer than soprano Elena Stikhina. Haunting and heart wrenching. Tenor Jonathan Burton sang warmly and radiantly as Cavaradossi…[he] possesses a voice of strength and beauty. His upper notes sailed freely over Puccini’s thick orchestration, and he found resonant warmth in the painter’s character.”
Boston Classical Review

A production to cherish.…Russian soprano Stikhina [is] a true gem.…In a brilliant stroke of genius, the orchestra of fifty-eight players, under Conductor David Stern, was placed ten feet above the stage to compensate for the relatively small pit in the Cutler Majestic.”
South Shore Critic

Elena Stikhina, making her American debut, is a beauty endowed with a beautiful voice and real acting ability. Stikhina sang with passion and heartbreaking beauty…she was completely convincing in the role…One hopes to hear her again, soon.…David Stern was seriously splendid…I was veryimpressed with his conducting.…Tenor Jonathan Burton made an excellent BLO debut as Cavaradossi.…The wonderful James Maddalena who sang the role of the sacristan in Act I, and the escaped prisoner Angelotti, sung by David Cushing also made fine impressions.…But übervillain Baron Scarpia, deftly portrayed by Daniel Sutin, almost stole the show.…[Burton, as] the doomed Cavaradossi sings the stunning “E lucivan le stele.” A trip to Boston Lyric Opera is worth it for this aria alone.”