Artpark presents Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA
two performances: Friday, July 12 at 7PM and Sunday, July 14 at 2PM
Presented by Artpark
Artpark Mainstage Theater
Gates open at 12:30PM for Sunday's performance
All times and dates are subject to change
The excitement of opera returning to Artpark continues in 2024 following this past summer's sold-out performance of "Carmina Burana." Treat yourself and the opera lovers in your life to tickets for our Friday evening or Sunday matinee performance. Tickets are on sale now!
Lust, betrayal, intrigue, revenge, and a love triangle leading to backstabbing – literally! Heralded as "the ultimate Opera," Artpark presents Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA.
This performance features internationally touring opera soloists performing live on-stage accompanied by the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, under the direction of Artpark's Grammy-Winning Director of Opera and Sonic Explorations, Gil Rose.
This full production includes re-creations of Adolf Hohenstein's set and costume designs made for the original production of Tosca that premiered in Rome in 1900. Come to Artpark and discover a masterpiece of Belle Époque design with the timeless music drama that inspired it.
Giacomo Puccini's TOSCA
Michael Capasso, Stage Director
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Gil Rose
Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus
Josh Farrell, Associate Set Designer
Ildiko Debrezceni, Associate Costume Designer
Susan Roth, Lighting Designer
TOSCA is three act opera in which you're taken back in time to Rome during the 1800's, just after the French Revolution. Napoleon has successfully taken France and has invaded Rome and created a new republic.The beloved opera singer, Floria Tosca, is in love with painter Mario Cavaradossi, and here begins the story of how Chief of Police, Baron Scarpia, intersects with these lovers in drama, betrayal, revenge and murder.
About Gil Rose:
Often referred to as “a musician helping to shape the future of classical music”, Gil Rose is acknowledged for his “sense of style and sophistication” by Opera News, noted as “an amazingly versatile conductor” by The Boston Globe, and praised for conducting with “admiral command” by The New York Times and has been called “one of the most adventurous conductors in the world” by KUSC Radio. Over the past two decades he has built a reputation as one of the country’s most inventive and versatile conductors. His dynamic performances on both the symphonic and operatic stages as well as over 100 recordings have garnered international critical praise.