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BY GIACOMO PUCCINI
August 21–September 5, 2021
Dare to Sing. Dare to Love. Dare to Defy.She lived for art. She lived for love. Now, the singer Floria Tosca faces a brutal police chief whose cruelty forces her to sacrifice everything she cares for—in the hope of surviving.Eun Sun Kim takes up the baton to conduct her first opera as music director—Puccini’s dramatic classic Tosca. Be swept away by this tale of heartache and romance featuring some of opera’s most memorable musical moments.Ailyn Pérez, Michael Fabiano, and Alfred Walker star in the revival of Shawna Lucey’s beautiful period production.
American director Shawna Lucey reveals the inspirations and themes she weaves into San Francisco Opera’s latest production of Tosca, Giacomo Puccini’s timeless opera.
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Act fast! Ticket inventory is limited for August 21st and 29thLibretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa | Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Running time is approximately two hours, 45 minutes including two intermissions
The injustice that drives Thelma & Louise meets the corruption underlying The Count of Monte Cristo in this opera classic, featuring some of Puccini’s most heartbreaking music.
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Read what the press has said about the stars of the production.
“The phrase ‘an embarrassment of riches’ might have been invented to describe the combination of talents that belong to Ailyn Pérez, the Chicago-born lyric soprano who truly seems to have it all.”–Opera News
“[Michael] Fabiano’s vocal grandeur—now sweeping and impassioned, now delicately pointed—had a way of carrying everything along with him.”–San Francisco Chronicle
“Alfred Walker, a veteran of 150 Met performances over two decades, draws on a deep well of operatic villains for his terrifying portrayal.”–New York Magazine
In the seeming safety of a church, the singer Floria Tosca arrives to meet her lover, Mario Cavaradossi—only to find herself in the crosshairs of Rome’s vicious chief of police.
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August 21, 27, 29; September 3, 5
* San Francisco Opera Debut
A San Francisco Opera production.
Previous performances of Tosca can be found in our Archive.
This production is made possible, in part, by Carol and Dixon Doll; John A. and Cynthia Fry Gunn; Burgess and Elizabeth Jamieson; Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem; Joan and David Traitel; and Barbara A. Wolfe.
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