Perth Festival

17th - 26th May 2018
Box Office: 01738 621 031

ETO tosca

'Tosca' English Touring Opera 2017

Thursday 18th May 2017

Perth Concert Hall, 19:30

This event was part of the 2017 Festival Programme.

Conductor: Michael Rosewell
Director: Blanche McIntyre

Designer: Florence de Maré

Lighting Designer: Mark Howland

Puccini’s Tosca is one of the world’s best-loved operas, brimming with lust, corruption and intrigue.


When the firebrand revolutionary Cavaradossi is imprisoned, Tosca is faced with an impossible choice: submitting to the desires of the sadistic chief of police, or letting her lover be executed.


Directed by award-winning Blanche McIntyre, and featuring a trio of powerful British artists for Tosca, Cavaradossi and the malevolent Scarpia, ETO’s new production is sure to be a night of passion.


A new production. Sung in Italian with surtitles.


There will be a pre-show talk at 18.30 in the Norie Miller Room. Please reserve a free ticket at the Box Office.

English Touring Opera will also be performing shows at Fairview School for Children with Special Needs and for Primary Schools while they are visiting Perth.

Read the 4 star review of this production from The Stage from Hackney Empire click here

English Touring Opera seeks opera fans for role in brand new production of Tosca

English Touring Opera are seeking opera fans to play the walk on role of the cardinal in the English Touring Opera’s new production of Puccini’s Tosca.

A classic Puccini opera, Tosca is the story of Floria Tosca, the wife to a painter who is called upon to hide an escaped political prisoner. The chosen cardinal will contribute to Puccini’s heart-breaking story of double crossings, love and betrayal. At the climax of act one, the chosen cardinal will lead the Te Deum procession, a group of young choristers, through Rome, fully kitted out in clerical vestments, in this new opera directed by award winning theatre director Blanche McIntyre and conducted by ETO’s Music Director, Michael Rosewell. Don’t worry, no singing is actually required!

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for an opera lover to tread the boards in one of the world’s most recognisable and much loved operas, where you will join an exclusive group of 31 first-time performers from across the country. If you’re interested in performing the role, whether you’re an opera star, an actual cardinal or have never been on the stage before, please email Rebecca at with a short paragraph on why you should play the cardinal, and your choice of performance date.

Scheduled finish time: 10pm


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