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Why see Los Angeles Opera - Tosca?

The heart-pounding classic

Up and coming opera star Angel Blue steps into the shoes of the tragic ingenue in this critically acclaimed production of Puccini's classic by John Caird.
An intense opera in three acts, Toscas is set in the boiling turmoil of Napoleonic Rome in 1800 just before the battle of Marengo, elevating everything from drama, battle and romance through the eyes of a desperate prima donna as she tries to save her lover. Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv will lead the company, showcasing her groundbreaking talent in her company debut.


Caught in a love triangle of epic proportions, Floria Tosca is pursued by a lascivious chief of police who covets her more than anything and will go to dangerous lengths to have her. However, she only has eyes for her rebel lover, who is trying to stave off the invading forces of Napoleon's army. However, in order to save his life, she must involve herself in the treacherous world of politics - leading to disaster for all three.

Key Information


Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Run Time

Two hours and 40 minutes, including two intermissions


Finished Dec 10, 2022


Sondra Radvanovsky as Floria Tosca (Melody Moore on May 13)
Russell Thomas as Mario Cavaradossi
Ambrogio Maestri as Scarpia (April 22, 27, 30)
Greer Grimsley as Scarpia (May 2, 5, 7)
Kihun Yoon as Scarpia (May 13)
Nicholas Brownlee as Cesare Angelotti
Philip Cokorinos as Sacristan


Conducted by James Conlon (Grant Gershon on May 13)
Directed by John Caird
Scenery and Costume Design by Bunny Christie
Lighting Design by Duane Schuler


Customer reviews

1 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

Marty Clesceri

Sondra is best Tosca Ever!

I ended my L. A. Opera subscription with Sondra's Tosca several years ago. Having seen her many times in other operas, I was sure she would be fantastic and she was! Best voice and acting for this opera that I've ever seen and I've seen a few. Don't miss this Tosca!! Don't miss Sondra!!! I had a center orchestra seat which was perfect, of course! Advice - get into the parking lot early as other venues may fill it up. ... Read more


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