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Alan Held (Scarpia) and Patricia Racette (Tosca) (Scott Suchman for WNO)

Washington National Opera: Tosca

Puccini's Tosca is an irresistible combination of passion, tenderness, pathos, and despair that immediately grabs your attention and races to its terrible conclusion.

  • Sep. 10 - 24, 2011
  • Opera House
  • 2 hours, 40 minutes
  • $25.00 - $300.00
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Giacomo Puccini's Tosca
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Production from The Dallas Opera


How far will Tosca go to save her beloved?
 
Puccini's Tosca is an irresistible combination of passion, tenderness, pathos, and despair that immediately grabs your attention and races to its terrible conclusion.
 
Floria Tosca, a beautiful opera diva, tries to save her lover's life by giving herself to the dreaded chief of police, Baron Scarpia. The situation turns deadly, and even Scarpia's murder may not stop his diabolical plan.

This dazzling production by Giulio Chazalettes features soprano Patricia Racette, tenor Frank Porretta, and DC favorite bass-baritone Alan Held. Plácido Domingo conducts this timeless classic. Alternate cast and conductor (dates to be announced) featured on select performances.

Performed in Italian with English supertitles. Supertitles may not be visible from the rear of the orchestra.
The performance runs approximately 2 hours, 40 minutes, with two 20-minute intermissions.

O-Zone Lecture: Free pre-performance lecture in the Opera House - Thu., Sep. 22 at 6:15 p.m. Patrons must present a ticket or stub from any performance of this production.

Series O Lecture: Free pre-performance lecture in the Opera House especially designed for Generation O members and open to all Tosca ticket holders  - Fri., Sep. 16 at 6:15 p.m. Patrons must present a ticket or stub from any performance of this production.

Artist Q&A's follow the performances on: Mon., Sep. 12 and Sun., Sep. 18.

Please note: A portion of the subscription cost in the Premium and Level 1 price zones is tax deductible for the Season Opening Night Performance on Sat., Sep. 10. For further information about the Gala, please call (202) 416-8496 or e-mail: RSVP@Kennedy-Center.org.                                                        

Artists

Resources

Watch and Listen

Tosca Q&A - Recorded after the September 12, 2011 performance (audio only)

Listen to Christina Scheppelmann, WNO Director of Artistic Operations, interview Tosca cast members including Patricia Racette (Tosca), Gwyn Hughes Jones (Cavaradossi), and Scott Hendricks (Scarpia) as well as the conductor, world-famous Plàcido Domingo.
All events and artists subject to change without prior notice.

Group of 20 or more? Group Sales offers special terms and discounts for most performances.

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