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.
130 Edgar Road,
St. Louis, MO 63119
Performed in English with projected English supertitles
Accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
2 hours and 25 minutes (including one 25-minute intermission)
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Unleash Your Inner Diva with Pride Night at the Opera
Thursday, June 1
Join us for a loud and proud celebration of Pride Month! Gather a group of friends, enjoy special welcome drinks, and party with a post-show DJ while you mingle with OTSL’s artists. Our 2023 Pride Night performance features Puccini’s timeless masterpiece, Tosca. This dark political thriller features more double-crossing and back-stabbing than an entire season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and the heroine is one of the fiercest divas in the operatic repertory.
Purchase regular tickets, or enhance your experience with one of our special Pride Night ticket offers!
The Diva ($149/person)
Get the full VIP experience with a reserved Section I seat, a boxed dinner of your choice to enjoy in our gardens before the performance, and a special welcome drink
The Hero ($89/person)
Take in the action from a reserved Section II seat and a special welcome drink
The Encore ($49/person)
Enjoy a reserved Section IV seat and a special welcome drink
Pride Night at the Opera is generously sponsored by
Set & Costume Designer
Video Projections Designer
Intimacy Coach & Fight Choreographer
English Diction Specialist
Assistant & Cover Conductor
Katie Van Kooten
A Shepherd Boy
Leadership support for Tosca comes from the Steward Family Foundation and the Berges 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: