Tosca is a must-see opera for both newcomers and aficionados, featuring beautiful and breathtaking arias as well as rousing musical interludes within Puccini’s magnificent score. Puccini’s composition flows seamlessly like the soundtrack to a cinematic masterpiece, effectively introducing and reinforcing dramatic events.
The production transports the audience to 1940s Rome, offering a poignant exploration of the tragedies that unfold within relationships during a world of conflict. Opera Brava’s rendition takes Puccini’s theatrical narrative, adding a profoundly moving twist to the final death scene.
Tosca stands out as one of the most lethal operas, where none of the central characters survive until the end, whether hero or villain. Unsurprisingly, it delivers a captivating melodramatic experience.
The performance will be sung in English.
Entry The performance will take place on the South Lawn. Access will be through the Visitor Reception, located at the top of the drive. Gates open at 6.30pm. The performance begins at 7.30pm.
Parking Please park in the visitor car park. The opera will take place on the South Lawn, approximately 100m from the car park. Cars may not be left in the car park overnight.
Accessible Parking The car park surface is gravelled with designated spaces for blue badge holders located close to the Garden entrance.
Refreshments & Picnics Guests are welcome to bring picnics. A selection of barista coffee, loose leaf tea, soft drinks, wine and snacks will be available for purchase from The Gardeners’ Retreat café adjacent to the performance area.
Toilets Toilets, including an accessible toilet, are located at the reception building and the Biomass building.
Dress Code This event will go ahead regardless of the weather, please come dressed appropriately. Umbrellas will be permitted.
Seating Please bring your own low-back chairs as seating will not be provided. Gazebos are not permitted.
No Smoking is permitted within the Garden
No photography is allowed during the performance