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Opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924). Libretto Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giocosa, based on the play La Tosca by Victorien Sardou.

A fiery melodrama by Puccini, the master.

  • Duration

    Approx 3 h, including 2 intervals

  • Stage

    Main Stage

  • Genre


  • Language

    Italian, with Swedish and English titles.

  • Price

    150–690 kr

  • Accessibility

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An opera that connects with audiences on a deeply emotional level with an incredibly strong heroine and a truly cruel villain. With Swedish court singer John Lundgren as the brutal Scarpia. Three performances only.

“A timeless opera classic.” Göteborgs-Posten
“A magnificent operatic experience.” Borås Tidning
Tosca performed in Gothenburg in all its musical and visual glory.” (Seen & Heard International)
“The Gothenburg Opera Chorus sounded beautiful.” (Seen & Heard International)
“The orchestra was gripping from the start.” (Seen & Heard International)

Puccini’s much-loved opera about the singer Tosca, the artist she loves and the police chief she hates. A melodramatic love-triangle where the action plays out over just 24 hours.

The singer Floria Tosca is in love with artist and revolutionary Mario Cavaradossi, who has been arrested by Scarpia, the brutal chief of the secret police. Scarpia lusts after Tosca and plots to exploit her love for Cavaradossi so as to bend her to his will. Tosca refuses to comply, but the price is high. This destructive power struggle reaches us through arias such as Tosca’s prayer “Vissi d’arte” and Mario Cavaradossi’s emotional knockout “È lucevan le stelle”.

With the world-famous Swedish singer John Lundgren as a guest artist in the role of Scarpia, we welcome Tosca back to the stage for three stunning performances. Carolina Sandgren and Tomas Lind play the lovers. American-Italian director Lorenzo Mariani has dressed this production of Tosca in the trappings of Hollywood’s film noir era. The plot is set in Italy of the 1930s – a dark, dramatic period marked by Mussolini’s oppressive rule. Tosca is conducted by Patrik Ringborg, one of the most internationally sought-after Swedish conductors.



Photos from the performance

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In photo:  Kristian Lindroos|Photographer:  Lennart Sjöberg

Floria ToscaCarolina Sandgren
Mario CavaradossiTomas Lind
Baron ScarpiaJohn Lundgren
Cesare Angelotti

Kristian Lindroos

SacristanMats Almgren

Her­björn Thordarson

Prison guardDaniel Hayes

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