12 April - 8 May
Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Auditorium
2:20, incl. 1 intermission
Bloodcurdling opera noir
The life of the temperamental singer Floria Tosca is a jumble of love, lust and political intrigue. When her lover is imprisoned by the sadistic chief of police Scarpia, Tosca takes fate into her own hands with horrifying consequences. Conductor Lorenzo Viotti and director Barrie Kosky launch a three-year Puccini cycle with their take on this classic opera.
Libretto Giuseppe Giacoso and Luigi Illica, after Victorien Sardou’s La Tosca
Musical directionLorenzo Viotti
Stage directionBarrie Kosky
Set designRufus Didwiszus
Lighting design Franck Evin
Floria Tosca Malin Byström
Mario Cavaradossi Joshua Guerrero
Il barone Scarpia Gevorg Hakobyan
Orchestra Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
Chorus of Dutch National Opera
Nieuw Amsterdams Kinderkoor
Melodrama in three acts (1900)
Sung in Italian
Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
For over 35 years, The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra have been Dutch National Opera's primary orchestral partners. The orchestra is regarded as one of the best opera orchestras in the world. In September 2021, Lorenzo Viotti became the chief conductor of both the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra and Dutch National Opera.
Almost every performance at Dutch National Opera & Ballet is preceded by an introduction, with background information that can deepen your theater visit. The introductions are in Dutch and admission is free by showing a valid ticket.
Time: 45 minutes before the start of each performance
Location: Odeonzaal; entrance between the even and odd cloakrooms