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Opera North 2018/19 Season
Opera North: Tosca
Opera

Opera North: Tosca

Wed 7 and Fri 9 Nov Book Tickets Tickets From £15 - £62

Giacomo Puccini

Puccini’s melodrama of lust and love, of cruelty and self-sacrifice, of freedom and repression, portrays human relationships at their best and at their worst with uncompromising force.

Tosca, a star singer, is the lover of Cavaradossi, an artist. Scarpia, the corrupt Chief of Police and agent of the state, 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. Highlights include the pile-driving ‘Te Deum’, Tosca’s impassioned prayer ‘Vissi d’arte’, and Cavaradossi’s immensely moving farewell to life, ‘E lucevan le stelle’.

Additional Information
New production
Supported by the Friends of Opera North
Running time approximately 2 hours 40 minutes
Sung in Italian with English titles

Important Information

Fees
£2 for online bookings or £3 for phone & counter sales applies per transaction.

Venue: Theatre Royal

Running time: 2 hours 40 minutes

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Audio Described 09/11/2018 19:30
Touch Tour available 09/11/2018 19:30

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Season Ticket Package
Book 3 operas from the Autumn 2018 season/Spring 2019 season and get 10% off.
Book 4-6 operas from the Autumn 2018 season/Spring 2019 season get 15% off.

Groups 8+
20% off the ticket price. Available Tuesday to Friday.

Under 30s, Go Card Holders & Students
Tickets £10. Subject to availability, cannot be reserved in advance. Maximum of two tickets per person per opera.

Standby Tickets
50% off from 6pm on the day available to concession holders in person. Subject to availability.
Full price or concession ticket, plus complimentary ticket for essential companion, available to customers with disabilities. Available in the Stalls.

Retired Over 60s
10% of all tickets. Available Tuesday to Friday.

Under 18s & Registered Unwaged
50% of all tickets. Available Tuesday to Friday.

School Groups
50% Balcony tickets for groups of 10+. One free teacher place per 20 pupils booked. Available Tuesday to Friday.