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A glorious, gritty drama of love, corruption and evil

Illustration of Tosca singing

Vancouver Opera: Tosca

Giacomo Puccini’s masterful drama Tosca presented by Vancouver Opera.

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Date and time

November 2 2013, 7:30 p.m.


Queen Elizabeth Theatre, 630 Hamilton Street at Georgia



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604.683.0222 Vancouver Opera

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In Rome in 1800, the cruel chief of police, Baron Scarpia, is consumed with desire for Floria Tosca, the city’s most celebrated singer. Using terror, extortion, and fraud, Scarpia threatens Tosca and imprisons her revolutionary lover, Mario Cavaradossi. Before Scarpia can have his way with Tosca, she plunges a knife into his heart. In the opera’s harrowing climax, the lovers are reunited, only to be betrayed, from the grave, by the evil Scarpia.

Set in a time of political and religious upheaval, Giacomo Puccini’s masterful drama paints three unforgettable portraits: the fiery, pure-hearted Tosca; the passionate political idealist Mario; and the deeply depraved Scarpia. Puccini’s score is filled with soaring melody, authentic Roman atmosphere, and spellbinding tension.

In Italian with English SURTITLES™