About the production
- Run time: 2hrs 45min, 2 intermissions
- Sung in: ITALIAN
- Subtitles: English, German
- Opera house: Vienna State Opera
Soprano Saioa Hernández is the passionate title diva, opposite charismatic tenor Francesco Meli as her lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi. Armenian dramatic baritone Gevorg Hakobyan is the menacing Baron Scarpia, the evil chief of police who employs brutal tactics to ensnare both criminals and sexual conquests. Pier Giorgio Morandi conducts the electrifying score, which features some of Puccini’s most memorable melodies.
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- Booking Confirmation by email
- Ticket pick-up at the evening box office
Vienna State Opera
How to get there:
Underground: U1, U4 to Karlsplatz
Trams: 1, 2, D, 62, 71 to Opernring
After the performance taxis will drive up to the main entrance
Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924) was enormously popular in his lifetime, and his mature operas remain at the core of today’s repertoire. An operatic composer with a most original gift for lyrical melody, Puccini possessed a masterful technical savoir-faire and an extraordinary sense of the theatre.
Puccini’s librettists Giuseppe Giacosa (1847–1906) and Luigi Illica (1857–1919) based their text on Victorien Sardou’s play La Tosca, which had enjoyed years of international success with the great actress, Sarah Bernhardt. It was a major feat of adaptation: the original’s five acts and twenty-two characters were reduced to three acts and nine characters in the completed opera.
We regret that there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations, except for the cancellation of a performance by the Vienna State Opera, in which case the face value of your tickets will be refunded.