Tosca Opera


July 28, 2023 at 20:30h (19:00h ap)
San Miguel Tarraco Arena



The argument

The composer, Giacomo Puccini, with a libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, premiered in January 1900, in Rome, the three-act opera La Tosca, which together with Madame Butterfly y La Bohèmeis one of the Italian musician's most popular operas. You can now buy your tickets for the opera Tosca.

Set in Rome in 1800, when Napoleon was beating the Austrians on the battlefield, it is a work of great intensity, containing sublime moments such as the scene Te Deum at the end of the first act to commemorate the supposed defeat of the French emperor and the aria E lucevan le stelle.

The plot is based on the vicissitudes of the escape of Angelotti, former consul of the Republic of Rome, and the characters of his painter friend Mario Cavaradossi, who takes him in and gives him refuge, and of the main protagonist, Floria Tosca, with whom the painter is in love.
who takes him in and gives him refuge and the main character, Floria Tosca, with whom the painter is in love, a girl, at first carefree and frivolous, but with a role that will grow as the play progresses, becoming the true heroine of the story. The other main character is Scarpia, the sadistic and sinister chief of the police of Rome, who wants to seduce Tosca by any means, and does not hesitate to use his position to do so, threatening to execute Cavaradossi, if he does not give in to his pretensions. She, filled with rage, stabs him with a knife and kills him. Desperate for what she has just done and believing, moreover, that her lover has been executed, she climbs a tower of the wall and throws herself down. In short, a tragic melodrama set in a suffocating atmosphere of doubts, suspicions and falsehoods.


The show

The representation of the opera Tosca is the consolidation of the project initiated in the Camp de Mart, in June 2021, with the representation of Rigoletto. A project that wants to bring opera to new audiences by presenting a more daring scenic approaches, without underestimating the fidelity to the music and the original librettos, and wants to put Tarragona on the map of cultural production in Catalonia.

Given the spectacular and innovative artistic approach, the Tarraco Arena is undoubtedly the best scenic sea for the representation of this Tosca, 120 minutes for the biggest opera show ever seen in Tarragona.

Tosca is a project of territory, and therefore has been constituted specifically for the representation of the Opera Choir of Tarragona to be directed by Montse Rios, the Opera Orchestra of Tarragona under the guidance of Camerata XXI, a musical formation composed of professional musicians from all over the territory of Tarragona, and will be directed by the great master of international prestige, Oliver Diaz.

At the top of the stage, we will have the voices of Vanessa Goikoetxea as Floria Tosca, Alejandro Roy as Mario Cavaradossi, Ángel Odena as Barone Scarpia, in the main roles, and also Stefano Palatchi as Cesare Angelotti, Albert Casals as Spoletta, Enric Martínez Castignani as the sacristan, Quim Cornet as Sciarrone, Emili Gispert as the jailer and Xavier Casademunt as the Pastor.

Buy now your tickets to enjoy the opera Tosca in San Miguel Tarraco Arena.


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