Tosca is an intense political thriller occurring in less than 24 hours. Baron Scarpia has long lusted after Rome’s diva, Floria Tosca, and when he suspects Tosca’s lover, Cavaradossi, of assisting an escaped political prisoner, he seizes the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. When Cavaradossi is captured, Scarpia offers Tosca a horrific bargain – she must give herself to Scarpia, or her lover is killed… what will she choose, and who will survive?
Soprano Anna Netrebko, whom the New York Times hailed as “magnificent” when she made her role debut as Tosca in 2018, returns as Puccini’s explosive diva, back by popular demand. Bertrand de Billy conducts Sir David McVicar’s stunning production.