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.


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 2019

9Sunday17:00Turn TFee 3
11Tuesday20:00Turn PCFee 4
13Thursday20:00Turn HFee 3
14Friday20:00Turn PBFee 2
16Sunday18:00Turn FFee 3
17Monday20:00Turn P (PA)Fee 4
19Wednesday20:00Turn DFee 4
20Thursday20:00Turn GFee 3
21Friday20:00Turn CFee 2
22Saturday18:00Turn PDFee 2
25Tuesday20:00Turn AFee 4
26Wednesday20:00Turn PEFee 4
27Thursday20:00Turn BADFee 3
28Friday20:00Turn EFee 2

First act 48m
Interval 30m
Second act 43m
Pause 6m
Third act 30m

Approximate running time 2h 40m

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.