Experience Puccini's Great Thriller
Filled with love, lust, murder and political intrigue, Puccini's thrilling Tosca is often hailed as the opera to end all operas. The Philadelphia Orchestra presents the iconic Italian Grand Opera's rollercoaster ride of emotions, featuring an all star cast of internationally renowned singers helmed by resident music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin, a conductor renowned for his work with both classical and operatic ensembles.
The story is set in early 1800s Rome, where the collapsing city is shifting from republicanism to royalism. Secret police leader Scarpia, played by Amrogio Maestri, sentences many republicans to imprisonment and is enraged when republican Angelotti escapes. The fugitive hides with his ally the artist Cavaradossi, so Scarpia follows Cavaradossi's lover, the beautiful singer Tosca, played by Sonya Yoncheva, in order to find their hideout. When Angelotti slips through his fingers yet again, Scarpia captures Cavaradossi, whose torture at his hands sets off a thrilling spiral of violence and tragedy.