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.
Individual Opera Tickets
Music by Giacomo Puccini | Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
A Co-production of Boston Lyric Opera and Opera Omaha
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Conductor David Stern
Stage Director Crystal Manich
Set Designer Julia Noulin-Mérat
Costume Designer Deborah Newhall
Lighting Designer Paul Hackenmueller
With David Cushing, Jon Jurgens, Vincent Turregano and Sara Womble
Emerson Cutler Majestic Theatre
219 Tremont Street | Boston, MA | 02116
- Seating is divided into three levels: Orchestra, Mezzanine, and Balcony.
- The Mezzanine and Balcony are accessible by stairs in the main lobby; there is no elevator access to these levels.
- The Mezzanine overhangs the Orchestra after row K.
- There is no elevator access to the Mezzanine and Balcony.
- Restrooms are located in the lower lobby and accessible by elevator.
- There are 30+ stairs to reach the Mezzanine and 60+ stairs to reach the Balcony.
- Listening devices are available at the box office windows in the lobby.
- Restrooms for all patrons are on the balcony level and the lower lobby level.
FOOD & BEVERAGE
- Concessions will be on sale for all performances and are permitted into the theater by the venue. BLO requests that candies and bags are enjoyed in the lobby prior to the performance.
- There is no coat check available at the Cutler Majestic Theatre
Angelotti, an escaped political prisoner, seeks refuge in a church, where he finds the painter Cavaradossi, who vows to help. Tosca, an opera singer and Cavaradossi’s lover, arrives; Angelotti hides while Cavaradossi and Tosca affirm their love before she departs. A cannon announces the arrival of Scarpia, Chief of Police; the two men flee.
Scarpia enters with his men, hunting Angelotti. Tosca returns, and Scarpia probes her for information. He implies that Cavaradossi is unfaithful to her, and she furiously departs to confront him. Scarpia’s agents follow her.
Later that evening, Scarpia fantasizes about Tosca, whom he has summoned. She arrives in time to see his agents drag in the captured Cavaradossi. Scarpia questions Tosca about Angelotti while Cavaradossi is tortured. Finally, she relents. Scarpia tells Tosca he will spare her lover’s life if she gives herself to him that evening. She refuses, but eventually agrees in despair. Scarpia gives orders for a mock execution then turns to embrace her; Tosca kills him.
Later, the imprisoned Cavaradossi thinks of Tosca. She suddenly arrives, and they imagine starting a new life after his mock execution. Police agents escort Cavaradossi away; Tosca watches in hiding. The men fire and Cavaradossi falls. She rushes to him, but he is truly dead. In despair, as soldiers close in on her, Tosca makes her final choice.