Introduction Gallery More info TOSCA The passion, struggles ans sacrifice of Tosca, played by Liudmyla Monastyrska in one of the most famous of Italian operas Liceu audiences will have a new chance to enjoy Paco Azorín's production of this masterpiece by Giacomo Puccini, the composer from Lucca, in which hatred, love, passion, violence and religion come together. To live for art and to die for love: these are the two themes of Tosca, a work that evokes the perfect, emotion-charged triangle formed by Cavaradossi, Tosca and Scarpia in the tumultuous period of Napoleon's occupation of Rome. “My option is not to create a monumental epic but to put the singers in the limelight by bringing them closer to the audience at all times”: set designer and stage director Paco Azorín made this comment on his production, which is scrupulously faithful to the original and shows how thoroughly valid and modern Puccini's opera is. Two brilliant casts have been selected for this Tosca, one of the most famous and widely performed of Italian operas. John Fiore will be conducting. Tosca Melodramma in three acts. Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. World premiere: 14/01/1900 at the Teatro Constanzi in Rome. First Barcelona performance: 30/03/1902 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Last Liceu performance: 25/03/2014. Number of Liceu performances: 176. Cast change Tenor Jonathan Tetelman will perform the part of Cavaradossi in Puccini's Tosca next June 2019. The american singer will replace Fabio Sartori, who has been forced to cancel his participation due to personal reasons. June 20199Sunday17:00Turn TFee 311Tuesday20:00Turn PCFee 413Thursday20:00Turn HFee 314Friday20:00Turn PBFee 216Sunday18:00Turn FFee 317Monday20:00Turn P (PA)Fee 419Wednesday20:00Turn DFee 420Thursday20:00Turn GFee 321Friday20:00Turn CFee 222Saturday18:00Turn PDFee 225Tuesday20:00Turn AFee 426Wednesday20:00Turn PEFee 427Thursday20:00Turn BADFee 328Friday20:00Turn EFee 2 First act 48m Interval 30m Second act 43m Pause 6m Third act 30m Approximate running time 2h 40m Tatiana Serjan i Roberto Aronica (© A. Bofill) Tatiana Serjan i Lucio Gallo (© A. Bofill) Francisco Vas i Lucio Gallo (© A. Bofill) Josep-Ramon Olivé, Lucio Gallo i Francisco Vas (© A. Bofill) Cor del Liceu i VEUS - Cor Infantil Amics de la Unió (© A. Bofill) Francisco Vas, Enric Martínez-Castignani i Josep-Ramon Olivé (© A. Bofill) Liudmyla Monastyrska i Jonathan Tetelman (© A. Bofill) Erwin Schrott i Liudmyla Monastyrska (© A. Bofill) Jonathan Tetelman i Stefano Palatchi (© A. Bofill) Information of Interest Briefing session Audience briefing session in the Foyer 45 minutes before the opera begins. Reasons not to miss'TOSCA' A production by Paco Azorín that has earned enthusiastic applause. Passion, love, blood and religion in Rome in 1800, depicted in an opera written in 1900. To live for art and to die for love. Two teams of splendid singers embody Puccini's immortal characters.