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Total duration 3 h 10 min
2 intermissions
11 performances
16.9.2021 – 27.10.2021
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
17-119 €
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 hits straight in the heart, making first-timers and opera aficionados alike fall in love with it. 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.

Suggested age guidance 9+.

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COVID Pass is required of all visitors aged 16 and above to performances and events starting after 5 p.m. The COVID Pass is also required of customers visiting the Customer Service Desk after 5 p.m. Face masks are mandatory throughout your visit. We kindly ask you to arrive at the performance in good time. At the end of the performance, we may ask the audience to exit the auditorium in stages. This might take additional 5 to 15 minutes. Thank you for your patience!

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Performances of Tosca on 25 and 30 September will be interpreted in sign language.

Performances and Tickets

3 h 10 min
2 intermissions
11 performances
16.9.2021 – 27.10.2021
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
17-119 €
Performed in Italian
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English
Thu 16.9.2021
at 19:00
Thu 23.9.2021
at 19:00
Sat 25.9.2021
at 19:00
Tue 28.9.2021
at 19:00
Thu 30.9.2021
at 19:00
Sun 3.10.2021
at 14:00
Wed 13.10.2021
at 19:00
Fri 15.10.2021
at 19:00
Tue 19.10.2021
at 19:00
Thu 21.10.2021
at 19:00
Wed 27.10.2021
at 19:00

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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.

Camilla Nylund debuts as Tosca

Camilla Nylund

”Vissi d’arte” is one of the most famous arias in the history of opera. This autumn it will be interpreted by Camilla Nylund, who is debuting as Tosca at the Finnish National Opera.

”Preparing for a new role is always a long process. Now that it’s about Tosca, it’s even more exciting. I already started studying for the role a year ago, but I took plenty of breaks while focusing on other works. Debuting in the role Tosca is a dream come true to me, and even more so when it’s at the Finnish National Opera,” says Camilla Nylund.

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”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

Creative team

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

Cast

A powerfully affecting production

“The new Tosca of the Finnish National Opera is a stunning thriller, which reaches high international standards.” -Helsingin Sanomat 2018

Christof Loy’s magnificent direction has been acclaimed by both critics and the audience. In the 2021-2022 season, the Finnish National Opera will also present another production from the popular director, as Richard Strauss’s Salome opens in March 2022.

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Complete the experience with refreshments

What can we get you?

Choose your favourite refreshments from this season’s tasty menu. You can easily add refreshments to your shopping basket while selecting tickets in our online store.

The services of the Opera Restaurant are available before performances and during the interval. Order beforehand and avoid the queues.

Please note that we cannot guarantee a specific table for orders made via the online store. We may also seat several parties at the same table. You may be assigned a bar height table for enjoying refreshments standing up.

Stay and enjoy

Your 20% discount for Radisson Blu Hotels

Complete your experience by staying the night at a hotel. As a customer of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, you can enjoy the hospitality of Helsinki’s Radisson Blu Hotels at a special rate.

This treat-yourself-offer includes accommodation for two in the hotel of your choice in Helsinki, two glasses of sparkling wine upon arrival, and the hotel’s delicious Super Breakfast.

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