Tosca, a star singer, is the lover of Cavaradossi, an artist. Scarpia, the corrupt Chief of Police, is obsessed with Tosca and willing to go to any lengths to have her.

When Cavaradossi is arrested and tortured for helping an escaped political prisoner, Scarpia blackmails Tosca: she and Cavaradossi can go free if she will give herself to him. Violated, Tosca plots her revenge, but the consequences are more terrible than she can imagine.

Puccini’s high-octane score – at times soaring and tender, at other times brutally powerful – has made Tosca one of the world’s most popular operas. Giselle Allen and Robert Hayward reprise their roles in Edward Dick’s electrifying production.

“Drama to hit you in the gut”
★★★★★ — The Independent (2018)

“An unforgettable operatic experience.”
★★★★★ — The Stage (2018)

Original production (2018) supported by the Friends of Opera North.

From £15*
  • Leeds Grand Theatre
  • The Lowry, Salford Quays
  • Theatre Royal, Nottingham
  • Theatre Royal, Newcastle
  • Hull New Theatre

Running time
Approximately 2 hours 45 minutes

Sung in Italian with English titles

Audio described performance (Leeds only)

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Cast & creative

Giselle Allen

Floria Tosca

A man in a white shirt smiling.
Mykhailo Malafii

Mario Cavaradossi (exc. 16, 18, 23, 25 Mar)

A man in a hoodie looking up while leaning against a wall.
Andrés Presno

Mario Cavaradossi (16, 18, 23, 25 Mar)

Robert Hayward

Baron Scarpia

Callum Thorpe

Cesare Angelotti

Matthew Stiff


Image of conductor Garry Walker
Garry Walker

Conductor (EXC. 2, 16, 18 Mar)

A man with short hair wearing a blazer.
Adam Hickox

Conductor (2, 16, 18 Mar)

Edward Dick


Tom Scutt

Set Designer

A women with should length dark hair.
Fotini Dimou

Costume Designer

Lee Curran

Lighting Designer

Maxine Braham



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