Scottish Opera: Tosca

Thu 14 Nov to Sat 23 Nov 2019

Thu & Sat 7.15pm, Sun 3pm

Running time (approx.): 2 hours 45 minutes

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

Starting from £21 - £89*

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. A £1 handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

Opera Offer

Book for Tosca, Nixon in China, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Gondoliers and save up to £70 (not available online, must be booked at the same time).

Scottish Opera: Tosca

1940s' Rome, in the shadow of Mussolini's tyrannical rule...

Floria Tosca – a smart and passionate woman – attempts to free her lover from the clutches of Baron Scarpia, the lecherous, power-mad Chief of Police. As the stakes get higher she is faced with an impossible choice – will her hopes be crushed or can love win out?

Beautiful arias and rousing musical moments pepper Puccini's score, bringing Tosca's emotional extremes into sharp relief. Director Anthony Besch's shadowy setting further heightens the drama while Peter Rice's sumptuous designs provide a spectacular backdrop.

Full of crackling melodrama that grabs from the get-go, Tosca is a must-see for both newcomers and aficionados alike.

The must-see internationally renowned cast includes award-winning soprano Natalya Romaniw (Eugene Onegin 2018), tenor Gwyn Hughes Jones (Il trovatore 2015) and baritone Roland Wood (Pelléas & Mélisande 2017). Music Director Stuart Stratford conducts.

Revival of the 1980 production. Supported by The Scottish Opera Syndicate. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.


Natalya Romaniw steals the night

Opera Guide Scotland


Opulent staging still has plenty to say

The Guardian


A glorious spectacle

The Herald


Visceral excitement from the get go

The Scotsman

"Scottish Opera's Tosca is flawless, from start to finish a feast for the eyes"

The Herald

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Friends £3 off*

Groups (8+) £6 off*. Please note groups cannot be booked online. If you wish to book a Group, please contact our dedicated Groups phone line on 0131 529 6005.

Concessions £3 off*

Under 26 £10 (with valid ID)

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements please phone the box office who can advise. Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000 or by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003

*excl. Fri, Sat and Unwrapped performances. 

Please note all Discounts are subject to availability. 

Delve into Scottish Opera production of Tosca and take part in pre-show talks, workshops and much more. 

Pre-show Talk, Sat 23 Nov

Hear from the production team how Tosca came together. This event is free, but ticketed.

Unwrapped, Mon 18 Nov

New to opera? Why not get a tasted of what opera is all about? For just £5, this hour-long performance is perfect for those new to opera. 

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