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Total duration 3 h 10 min
2 intermissions
11 performances
16.9.2021 – 27.10.2021
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
17-119 €
Performed in Italian
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English

The opera to end all operas

Limitless love, scathing hatred, music bursting with emotion – what more can you expect from an unforgettable opera experience? Giacomo Puccini’s opera hits straight in the heart, making first-timers and opera aficionados alike fall in love with it. Tosca is the utmost opera classic. It fills the stage with strong characters from heroes to villains, delivering an experience that leaves no one cold.

Recommended for children over the age of 9.

Performances of Tosca on 25 and 30 September will be interpreted in sign language.

Performances and Tickets

3 h 10 min
2 intermissions
11 performances
16.9.2021 – 27.10.2021
Operas
Main Stage
tickets
17-119 €
Performed in Italian
Surtitles in Finnish, Swedish and English
Thu 23.9.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 20.00 €
Sat 25.9.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 20.00 €
Tue 28.9.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 20.00 €
Thu 30.9.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 20.00 €
Sun 3.10.2021
at 14:00
Main Stage
from 49.00 €
Wed 13.10.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 20.00 €
Fri 15.10.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 49.00 €
Tue 19.10.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 49.00 €
Thu 21.10.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 49.00 €
Wed 27.10.2021
at 19:00
Main Stage
from 20.00 €
Thu 16.9.2021
at 19:00

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Synopsis

Scarpia, Rome’s tyrannical Chief of Police, lusts after the singer Tosca. He arrests her lover Cavaradossi, believing that Tosca would be prepared to do anything to save him. The brave Tosca decides to rescue Cavaradossi and free herself from her persecutor once and for all. Scarpia, however, exacts revenge from beyond the grave.

A full synopsis and background information are available in the programme booklet.

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”Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore – I have lived for art, I have lived for love,” sings the famous opera star Floria Tosca. Just a moment later, the woman who has dedicated her life to art and love turns into a murderess.

A scene that she’d imagined could only take place on the opera stage has suddenly become reality. Tosca loses control, and she must face a reality that she could never have envisioned.

Everything around her turns into a nightmare. She is frail and delicate. On the one hand she escapes into mad hopes and dreams, on the other hand she sees nothing but hopelessness that ultimately leads into her death.”

– Director Christof Loy

Creative team

Music
Giacomo Puccini
Director
Christof Loy
Sets, costumes
Christian Schmidt
Lighting design
Olaf Winter

Cast

A powerfully affecting production

“The new Tosca of the Finnish National Opera is a stunning thriller, which reaches high international standards.” -Helsingin Sanomat 2018

Christof Loy’s magnificent direction has been acclaimed by both critics and the audience. In the 2021-2022 season, the Finnish National Opera will also present another production from the popular director, as Richard Strauss’s Salome opens in March 2022.

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Complete the experience with refreshments

Refreshment sales start in Autumn

The Opera Restaurant is turning over a new leaf in Autumn 2021 with Restel as our new catering partner. Refreshment sales for performances in the 2021–2022 season will start in August. You can order refreshments in advance in our online shop, the Opera&Ballet mobile app, or at our customer service point.

Stay and enjoy

Your 20% discount for Radisson Blu Hotels

Complete your experience by staying the night at a hotel. As a customer of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet, you can enjoy the hospitality of Helsinki’s Radisson Blu Hotels at a special rate.

This treat-yourself-offer includes accommodation for two in the hotel of your choice in Helsinki, two glasses of sparkling wine upon arrival, and the hotel’s delicious Super Breakfast.

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