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Tickets:

Saturday, March 24, 2012 -  8:00 PM
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 -  7:00 PM
Friday, March 30, 2012 -  8:00 PM
Sunday, April 1, 2012 -  2:00 PM

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Puccini’s melodrama Tosca (subtitled “Love and Sacrifice”) is the potent tale of an opera diva who defies the most powerful and corrupt man in Rome, in life and in death. Its gripping story, set amid the chaos of revolution, has resonated with audiences since its premiere, and remains one of his most popular works. Angela Brown makes her much-anticipated debut with Pittsburgh Opera as Tosca; Hugo Vera also debuts as her lover Cavaradossi. Mark Delavan (Falstaff, 2009) returns as Tosca’s nemesis Scarpia, in a period production from Seattle Opera. Kristine McIntyre (Flight, 2008; The Marriage of Figaro, 2010) returns as stage director; Music Director Antony Walker conducts.

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Photos from a 2007 production of Tosca at Vancouver Opera. Photos by Tim Matheson. All rights reserved.Photos by David Bachman, copyright 2012. You can see additional production photos on our home page slide show.

 • All performances of Tosca are at the Benedum Center.
UNDERSTAND EVERY WORD: Sung in Italian with English texts projected above the stage.
• Estimated run time is 2 hours, 30 minutes with 2 intermissions.
• Join us one hour before each performance for the Pre-Opera Talk. Free to all performance ticketholders, Pre-Opera Talks are full of insights on the opera, the composer, and more!

Previews and Reviews

PREVIEW: "Passioned distilled perfectly in immortal 'Tosca'" - Tribune-Review,  3/18/12
PREVIEW: "'Tosca' singer aims to demystify opera" - Post-Gazette, 3/22/12
REVIEW: "Pittsburgh Opera's 'Tosca' soars" - Tribune-Review, 3/25/12
REVIEW: "'Tosca' comes to town...'e lucevan le stelle'" - Post-Gazette, 3/25/12
REVIEW: "Why we love opera - Tosca in Pittsburgh" - Opera Pulse, 3/28/12
REVIEW: "It takes three to Tosca" - Roving Pittsburgher, 3/26/12

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Additional Features

Read the story of Tosca
The Cast and Artistic Team

See photos from the production on our Facebook page
See photos from the production on our Home Page slide show

Music and Videos

 Cast and Artistic Team

(cast is listed in order of vocal appearance)


Adam Fry*
Angelotti/Jailer
 Kevin Glavin**
Sacristan

Hugo Vera+
Cavaradossi
 Angela Brown+
Tosca
 

Mark Delavan
Scarpia

Juan Jose de Leon*
Spoletta

Kyle Oliver*
Sciarrone
 


Conductor:
 Antony Walker
Stage Director: Kristine McIntyre
Set Designer: Ercole Sormani
Costume Designer: Malabar, Ltd.
Lighting Designer: Andrew Ostrowski
Asst. Conductor: Glenn Lewis
Chorus Master: Mark Trawka
Associate Coach/Pianist: James Lesniak
Hair & Makeup Designer: James Geier
Assistant Director: Stephanie Havey*

Sets from Seattle Opera
Costumes from Malabar

+ Pittsburgh Opera debut
* Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist
** Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist alumni

 

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Music From Tosca

Click to hear music from Tosca
Tosca has lived for art and music: “Vissi d’arte” (A. Gheourgiu)
Mario remember’s Tosca’s love: “O dolci baci, o languide carezza” (R. Alagna)

Video From Tosca

See video of Angela Brown singing "Vissi d'arte" from our production of Tosca
See video of Mark Delavan in "Va, Tosca" from our production of Tosca
See video of Hugo Vera in "E lucevan le stelle" from our production of Tosca
See video of Angela Brown singing "Vissi d'arte"
See news video from the meeting of the "two Toscas" from WPXI

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