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Total duration 3 h 10 min
2 intermissions
10 performances
7.9.2018 – 18.10.2018
Operas
Main auditorium
tickets
20-129 €
Performed in italian
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English

The opera to end all operas

Limitless love, scathing hatred, music bursting with emotion – what more can you expect from an unforgettable opera experience? Giacomo Puccini’s opera strikes right through the heart. It will make you fall in love with opera, regardless of whether you hear it for the first time or you’ve listened to it all your life. Tosca is the utmost opera classic. It fills the stage with strong characters from heroes to villains, delivering an experience that leaves no one cold.

Recommended for children over the age of 9.

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Tosca

Time for a new Tosca

Autumn 2018 will see the premiere of a new version of Puccini’s beloved classic. The previous production of the Finnish National Opera was performed well over a hundred times over the course of twenty years, so time is now ripe for a new Tosca. The direction of the multi-award winning Christof Loy guarantees a fresh and original vision. All signs point to his stylish, historically-referenced interpretation becoming as popular as its predecessor.

Tosca

”Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore – I have lived for art, I have lived for love,” sings the famous opera star Floria Tosca. Just a moment later, the woman who has dedicated her life to art and love turns into a murderess. A scene that she’d imagined could only take place on the opera stage has suddenly become reality. Tosca loses control, and she must face a reality that she could never have envisioned. Everything around her turns into a nightmare. She is frail and delicate. On the one hand she escapes into mad hopes and dreams, on the other hand she sees nothing but hopelessness that ultimately leads into her death.”

– Director Christof Loy

Synopsis

Scarpia, Rome’s tyrannical Chief of Police, lusts after the singer Tosca. He arrests her lover Cavaradossi, believing that Tosca would be prepared to do anything to save him. The brave Tosca decides to rescue Cavaradossi and free herself from her persecutor once and for all. Scarpia, however, exacts revenge from beyond the grave.

A full synopsis and background information are available in the programme booklet.

Creative team

Music
Giacomo Puccini
Director
Christof Loy
Sets, costumes
Christian Schmidt
Lighting design
Olaf Winter

Cast

Paimen
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Tickets

3 h 10 min
2 intermissions
10 performances
7.9.2018 – 18.10.2018
Operas
Main auditorium
tickets
20-129 €
Performed in italian
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English
Fri 7.9.2018
at 19:00
on sale
Thu 13.9.2018
at 19:00
on sale
Wed 19.9.2018
at 19:00
on sale
Fri 21.9.2018
at 19:00
on sale
Tue 25.9.2018
at 19:00
on sale
Thu 27.9.2018
at 19:00
on sale
Sat 6.10.2018
at 14:00
on sale
Sat 13.10.2018
at 19:00
on sale
Tue 16.10.2018
at 19:00
on sale
Thu 18.10.2018
at 19:00
on sale

Performances on 7 Sep, 13 Sep, 19 Sep, 21 Sep, 25 Sep and 13 Oct are included in the season ticket. Individual tickets will go on sale on 12 June 2018.

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Please note that the refreshments for performances in season 2018–2019 are currently available in our online store only.

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