LA Opera continues its 2022/23 season with a revival of Tosca, Giacomo Puccini’s enthralling tale of love, deception and corruption. In her U.S. debut, trailblazing Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv leads a heart-pounding production staged by the legendary director John Caird. Performances will take place from November 19 through December 10, 2022, at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

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The cast is led by four of the greatest artists of their generations. Soprano Angel Blue takes on the iconic role of the glamorous but tough-as-nails title heroine, with tenors Michael Fabiano and Gregory Kunde sharing the role of Mario Cavaradossi, the rebel who becomes the target of the most dangerous man in Rome. Bass-baritone Ryan McKinny is the evil Scarpia, who likes nothing more than seeing his victims suffer.

“Similar to our season-opening production of Lucia di Lammermoor, this season’s revival of Tosca is headlined by an extraordinary artist who received early training as a member of our Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program,” said Christopher Koelsch, LA Opera’s president and CEO. “Angel Blue is a brilliant soprano who has emerged as one of the most exciting artists of our era and I am thrilled to welcome her back to our stage for the first time in more than a decade.”

Cast of Tosca; photo by Cory Weaver; courtesy of LA Opera

About the Opera
Floria Tosca, the famous opera singer, seems to have it all. Audiences cherish her artistry—and adore hearing about her tempestuous offstage romances. But as storms of repression and rebellion rage throughout Italy, the diva is forced to play a real-life role she never imagined. Torn between devotion to her lover and the machinations of a treacherous sociopath who will do anything in his power to break her down, Tosca is trapped in an impossible predicament, with fatal consequences for them all. But this prima donna isn’t going down without a fight…Tosca has been one of the most popular and frequently produced of all operas ever since its 1900 world premiere in Rome. CLICK HERE to find out more about the performers and the creative team. 

Performance Dates, Times and Address
There will be six performances of Tosca at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (see below for address) • Saturday, November 19, 2022, at 7:30pm
•Sunday, November 27, 2022, at 2pm
•Thursday, December 1, 2022, at 7:30pm
•Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 2pm
•Wednesday, December 7, 2022, at 7:30pm
•Saturday, December 10, 2022, at 7:30pm

Tickets
Tickets for Tosca begin at $27 and are on sale now. Tickets can be purchased online at LAOpera.org, by phone at 213.972.8001, or in person at the LA Opera box office at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012). For disability access, call 213.972.0777 or email LAOpera@LAOpera.org

Masks are no longer required indoors at the theater, although the wearing of masks is encouraged. More information is available at LAOpera.org/Tosca

What: LA Opera’s Tosca
Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90012
When: November 19 – December 10, 2022, selected dates; See schedule above
Website: https://www.laopera.org