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Vancouver Opera presents TOSCA



A glorious, gritty drama of love, corruption and evil
In Italian with English SURTITLESTM

October 26, 31, November 1, 2, 3 (matinée), 2013
Evening performances 7:30pm.
Matinée performances 2:00pm.


 In Rome in 1800, the cruel chief of police, Baron Scarpia, is consumed with desire for Floria Tosca, the city's most celebrated singer. Using terror, extortion, and fraud, Scarpia threatens Tosca and imprisons her revolutionary lover, Mario Cavaradossi. Before Scarpia can have his way with Tosca, she plunges a knife into his heart. In the opera's harrowing climax, the lovers are reunited, only to be betrayed, from the grave, by the evil Scarpia.

Set in a time of political and religious upheaval, Puccini's masterful drama paints three unforgettable portraits: the fiery, pure-hearted Tosca; the passionate political idealist Mario; and the deeply depraved Scarpia. Puccini's score is filled with soaring melody, authentic Roman atmosphere, and spellbinding tension

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► All performances are at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
► Approximate running time: 2 hours 32 minutes (including 2 intermissions)

Prices and casts subject to change

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