Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Adapted from the play La Tosca by Victorien Sardou
Performed in Italian with English supertitles

Love, lust, religion and politics fatally collide in Puccini’s beloved masterpiece. The lecherous chief of police, Scarpia, will stop at nothing to possess the beautiful singer Floria Tosca who must give the ultimate performance in a desperate attempt to save the man she loves. For this co-production of Opera Omaha and Boston Lyric Opera, Conductor Carlos Izcaray makes his Opera Omaha debut and director Crystal Manich returns following her widely heralded production of La bohème last fall. Soprano Lee Bisset, star of Opera Omaha’s recent The Girl of the Golden West, returns to sing
the title role as another Puccini heroine.

Creative Team

    • Crystal Manich, Director
    • Vincent Carlson-Brown, Fight Director*
    • Deborah Newhall, Costume Designer*
    • Ronell Oliveri, Wig & Makeup Designer
    • Carlos Izcaray, Conductor*
    • Julia Noulin-Mérat, Set Designer
    • Paul Hackenmueller, Lighting Designer


    • Lee Bisset, Tosca
    • Jonathan Burton, Cavaradossi
    • Andrew Gangestad, Angelotti
    • Vincent Turregano, Sciarrone*
    • James Maddalena, Sacristan*
    • Malcolm MacKenzie, Scarpia
    • Jon Jurgens, Spoletta*
    • Grace Kolbo, Shepherdess*

A closer look

World Premiere: Rome, Teatro Costanzi, January 14, 1900

Opera Omaha Premiere: 1958-59

Recent Opera Omaha Performances: September/October 2006


Orpheum Theater  | Slosburg Hall

 Fri, Nov 3, 2017    7:30 p.m.

Sun, Nov 5, 2017  2:00 p.m.


Approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes
Includes 1 Intermission

This production of Tosca is a co-production of Opera Omaha and Boston Lyric Opera.

Major Sponsors

Omaha Steaks

Simons Foundation



Production Sponsors

Conagra Brand Foundation


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