By Giacomo Puccini
Saturday 14 Aug 8pm Two Sisters Theatre
Tosca is a tragic story of passion and jealousy. It tells the tale of a tempestuous opera singer Floria Tosca, as she fights to save her lover, Cavaradossi. Set in Rome in the 1940s, this new production by Opera Brava, with its powerful score and imaginative orchestration brings to light tragedies that happen in relationships. The plot centres around three main characters – Rome’s diva, Floria Tosca, her lover, Mario Cavaradossi (a painter and republican) and the corrupt Chief of Police, Baron Scarpia.
The Chief of Police has long lusted after Tosca and when he suspects Cavaradossi of assisting an escaped political prisoner, seizes the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. In order to have her for himself, he will manipulate Tosca into revealing both the prisoner’s hiding place and Cavaradossi’s involvement.
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?
2 1/2 hours, including interval
Reserved covered seating £30
Reserved covered seating Friends £27
Discounted Theatre and Gardens Ticket £41.20
Pre-theatre suppers can be reserved with your ticket purchase.
Enter via the Lake View car park and choose your picnic spot either by the lake, in the Rose Garden or on the Theatre lawn. Social distancing measures are in place, you can choose where you picnic as long as you abide by them. When you move to the theatre you will see we have reduced the capacity so the chairs within each row can be grouped according to your bubble. This ensures that bubbles can social distance effectively.