Tickets are selling quickly for the first production of Vancouver Opera’s 2013-2014 season: Puccini’s electrifying drama, Tosca. Featuring lavish sets and costumes, a magnificent chorus of more than 50 voices, and with 60 players in the orchestra pit, Tosca is a thrill for the senses.
Opening night is Saturday, October 26, 2013, with subsequent performances Thursday, October 31; Friday, November 1; Saturday, November 2 at 7:30pm and a matinee performance on Sunday, November 3 at 2:00pm. All performances are at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Georgia and Hamilton Streets, Vancouver, B.C. Tickets are available exclusively through the Vancouver Opera Ticket Centre, online at www.vancouveropera.ca or by telephone at 604-683-0222. See complete ticket information below.
Vancouver Opera extends a special treat to Hallowe’en night audiences. All patrons who attend the Thursday, October 31 performance of Tosca in costume will receive $10 in “Opera Bucks”, which may be used toward the purchase of a single ticket for any remaining 2013-2014 Vancouver Opera performance.
Tosca is set in the year 1800, in Rome, against a backdrop of political turmoil. The painter Mario Cavaradossi and celebrated singer Floria Tosca struggle in vain to escape the evil manipulations of the police chief, Baron Scarpia.Tosca is cherished for its heart-wrenching melodies and filled with treachery, murder and indestructible love.