Composed by Giacomo Puccini

Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa


Passion, politics, and power collide in the story of Tosca—a renowned diva, in Rome in 1800. An artist activist has won her heart, and his revolutionary sympathies provoke the wrath of Scarpia, the corrupt chief of police. Her devotion and moral resistance are challenged by abuses of power, attempted rape, and tragedy—as this high drama builds to its haunting finale.  

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2 hours and 45 minutes; 2 intermissions
Italian with English captions

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The radiant melodies and majestic music of Puccini shines in Tosca, with some of the world's most beloved arias.   

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Production Information

Tosca is sung in Italian with live English captions. It features the Portland Opera Chorus, the Portland Opera Orchestra, and the Portland Opera Children's Chorus.

Tickets start at $35. In addition to the ticketed performances at Keller Auditorium, digital access will be available for a limited time on Portland Opera Onscreen

Please note that alternate COVID-19 dates for this production are in May, 2022. As we continue to navigate changes, please know that programming, artists, and details are subject to change. 


Captions: For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, each performance (whether virtual or in person) includes live English captions projected above the stage, or streamed virtually on the screen.

Audio Description: For patrons who are blind or have low-vision, the Sunday matinee performance will include a live audio description of the action and dialogue onstage.

Learn more about accessibility at the Keller Auditorium here. If you require wheelchair accessible and/or companion seating, or have any other hearing or vision needs, please call us to purchase tickets so that we can ensure your visit to the theatre is an excellent one.

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Portland Opera appreciates the ongoing support of our generous donors, National Endowment for the Arts, James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Community Foundation, Regional Arts and Culture Council, including support from the City of Portland, Multnomah County, and the Arts Education & Access Fund, and special support from The CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Fund.