Tosca at London Coliseum tickets
Tosca at London Coliseum tickets

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Overview

Tosca returned to the London Coliseum this autumn, in an English National Opera production directed by Catherine Malfitano. The much loved Giacomo Puccini opera opened on the 3rd October 2016 and ran until 3rd December 2016.

Tosca follows the title character’s unbridled passion for the artist Cavardossi. However, with Rome in chaos, the personal starts to become political. As Scarpia, the brutal police chief desires Tosca himself, and to his calculating mind, it will be easy to turn the strength of her love to his own advantage.

Tosca is a roller coaster tales of murder, lust, love and political power. With its gripping story and the classic romantic score by Giacomo Puccini, it is one of the most popular operas in the world.

Based in Rome during the Napoleonic invasion of Italy, Catherine Malfitano’s powerful production came back to the English National Opera at the London Coliseum, following an acclaimed run in 2011.

The up and coming soprano star Keri Alkema played the lead role, while ENO favourite Gwyn Hughes Jones tookthe role as Cavaradossi, while Craig Colclough was Scarpia. The opera was conducted by Puccini master Olege Caetani.

Tosca was one of the most exciting operas in the ENO’s calendar in 2016, and opened on the 3rd October 2016.

Recommended for

Anyone who saw and loved Catherine Malfitano’s original production of Tosca in 2011, certainly should not miss the chance to relive its magnificence as it returns to the London Coliseum five years on.

Age Recommendations: Recommended for ages 5+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Opened: 03 Oct 2016
Press night: 03 Oct 2016
Booking from: 01 Dec 2016
Booking until: 03 Dec 2016

Location and map

London Coliseum
St Martin's Lane
London, WC2N 4ES

7 Reviews Add review

Very enjoyable opera. The characters were very strong, being portrayed by wonderful voices with very good acting skills. The scor... More

musicalseats 162 cm, 149 reviews, 30 helpful votes

Very enjoyable opera. The characters were very strong, being portrayed by wonderful voices with very good acting skills. The score is simple to follow I'd say, and that makes Tosca a great opera for beginners as for the more experienced viewer. I really liked the set, which was simple but did know to bring a little something extra.

musicalseats 162 cm, 149 reviews, 30 helpful votes

Brilliant!

gennadiimiroshnikov 178, 69 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Brilliant!

gennadiimiroshnikov 178, 69 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Stunning voices, but actors don't look like I would imagine. Great stage.

gennadiimiroshnikov 178, 69 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Stunning voices, but actors don't look like I would imagine. Great stage.

gennadiimiroshnikov 178, 69 reviews, 0 helpful votes

dawnbsp 4ft 11, 204 reviews, 2 helpful votes

dawnbsp 4ft 11, 204 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Fantastic, very moving.

annieklimek 1 review, 0 helpful votes

Fantastic, very moving.

annieklimek 1 review, 0 helpful votes

vsainsbury 6", 34 reviews, 3 helpful votes

vsainsbury 6", 34 reviews, 3 helpful votes

paolondon 12 reviews, 2 helpful votes

paolondon 12 reviews, 2 helpful votes