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The year is 1800. Rome is caught in the middle of a war between Napoleon and the Austrian empire, and republican sympathizers are on the run from the police. Spying, double-crossing, and torture have become the order of the day. Tosca would do anything to protect her lover, the painter Cavaradossi — a fact that the lustful police chief Scarpia is all too ready to exploit. When Cavaradossi is accused of harboring political prisoners, Scarpia asks Tosca to make an unthinkable decision. Little does he know how fiercely she will fight to protect herself and those she loves.  


Although written over 100 years ago, Tosca remains undeniably relevant to the political struggles and gender power dynamics of the 21st century. This production of Puccini’s iconic opera will be led by the powerhouse team of OTSL Artistic Director James Robinson and Principal Conductor Daniela Candillari. 

Event information

Loretto-Hilton Center
130 Edgar Road,
St. Louis, MO 63119

Performed in English with projected English supertitles

Accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Running Time
2 hours and 25 minutes (including one 25-minute intermission)

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Creative Team

Daniela Candillari


James Robinson

Stage Director

Allen Moyer

Set & Costume Designer

Greg Emetaz

Video Projections Designer

Eric Southern

Lighting Designer

Krystal Balleza

Wig Designer

Will Vicari

Makeup Designer

Seán Curran


Greg Geffrard

Intimacy Coach & Fight Choreographer

Andrew Whitfield

Chorus Master

Jennifer Ringo

English Diction Specialist

Kedrick Armstrong

Assistant & Cover Conductor

Nicholas Roehler



Katie Van Kooten


Robert Stahley


Hunter Enoch


Joseph Park


Titus Muzi III

The Sacristan

Adam Catangui


Kellen Schrimper


Xiao Xiao

A Shepherd Boy

Casey Germain

A Jailor

Leadership support for Tosca comes from the Steward Family Foundation and the Berges Family Foundation. 

Steward Family Foundation.

Production build materials for Tosca and all 2023 season productions made possible with a leadership gift from Lelia & David Farr.  

James Robinson’s engagement is made possible with generous support from the William T. Kemper Foundation and David & Dotty Kemper.  

Daniela Candillari’s engagement is made possible with generous support from Kim & Tim Eberlein.

Pride Night at the Opera is generously sponsored by: