Oper

Giacomo Puccini

Tosca

Melodramma in drei Akten

Text Giuseppe Giacosa & Luigi Illica

Friday 26. April 2024 19:30 – 22:15 2 Intermissions Main Stage

Cast at
26. April 2024

Mario Cavaradossi

Riccardo Massì

Baron Scarpia

Amartuvshin Enkhbat

Cesare Angelotti

Evgeny Solodovnikov

Spoletta

Ted Black

Sciarrone

Marcus Pelz

Ein Schließer

Stephano Park

Musikalische Leitung

Yoel Gamzou

Inszenierung

Margarethe Wallmann

Bühne und Kostüme

Nicola Benois

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Tosca

Cast at Saturday 7. December 2024

Floria Tosca

Lise Davidsen

Mario Cavaradossi

Freddie De Tommaso

Baron Scarpia

Alexey Markov

Musikalische Leitung

Pier Giorgio Morandi

Inszenierung

Margarethe Wallmann

Bühne und Kostüme

Nicola Benois
Area 1 255 €
Area 1

255 €

Area 2 209 €
Area 2

209 €

Area 3 180 €
Area 3

180 €

Area 4 122 €
Area 4

122 €

Area 5 94 €
Area 5

94 €

Area 6 69 €
Area 6

69 €

Area 7 45 €
Area 7

45 €

Area 8 30 €
Area 8

30 €

Area 9 18 €
Area 9

18 €

Standing room
Standing room

Tosca

Cast at Tuesday 10. December 2024

Floria Tosca

Lise Davidsen

Mario Cavaradossi

Freddie De Tommaso

Baron Scarpia

Alexey Markov

Musikalische Leitung

Pier Giorgio Morandi

Inszenierung

Margarethe Wallmann

Bühne und Kostüme

Nicola Benois
Area 1 255 €
Area 1

255 €

Area 2 209 €
Area 2

209 €

Area 3 180 €
Area 3

180 €

Area 4 122 €
Area 4

122 €

Area 5 94 €
Area 5

94 €

Area 6 69 €
Area 6

69 €

Area 7 45 €
Area 7

45 €

Area 8 30 €
Area 8

30 €

Area 9 18 €
Area 9

18 €

Standing room
Standing room

U27  
Tosca

Cast at Sunday 9. February 2025

Floria Tosca

Sonya Yoncheva

Mario Cavaradossi

Piotr Beczala

Baron Scarpia

Ambrogio Maestri

Musikalische Leitung

Pier Giorgio Morandi

Inszenierung

Margarethe Wallmann

Bühne und Kostüme

Nicola Benois
Area 1 255 €
Area 1

255 €

Area 2 209 €
Area 2

209 €

Area 3 180 €
Area 3

180 €

Area 4 122 €
Area 4

122 €

Area 5 94 €
Area 5

94 €

Area 6 69 €
Area 6

69 €

Area 7 45 €
Area 7

45 €

Area 8 30 €
Area 8

30 €

Area 9 18 €
Area 9

18 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Subscription 22
Subscription 22

Season 2023/2024

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

24. September 2023: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE
19. November 2023: LE GRAND MACABRE
14. January 2024: DON GIOVANNI
18. February 2024: DON QUIXOTE
30. June 2024: FALSTAFF

 

Season 2024/2025

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

15. September 2024: LA TRAVIATA
03. November 2024: BILLY BUDD
15. December 2024: PALESTRINA
09. Febuary 2025: TOSCA
02. March 2025: BALLET: DIE KAMELIENDAME

Tosca

Cast at Wednesday 12. February 2025

Floria Tosca

Sonya Yoncheva

Mario Cavaradossi

Piotr Beczala

Baron Scarpia

Ambrogio Maestri

Musikalische Leitung

Pier Giorgio Morandi

Inszenierung

Margarethe Wallmann

Bühne und Kostüme

Nicola Benois
Area 1 255 €
Area 1

255 €

Area 2 209 €
Area 2

209 €

Area 3 180 €
Area 3

180 €

Area 4 122 €
Area 4

122 €

Area 5 94 €
Area 5

94 €

Area 6 69 €
Area 6

69 €

Area 7 45 €
Area 7

45 €

Area 8 30 €
Area 8

30 €

Area 9 18 €
Area 9

18 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Subscription 11
Subscription 11

Season 2023/2024

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

20. December 2023: ELEKTRA
14. February 2024: IL TRITTICO
13. March 2024: GUILLAUME TELL
08. May 2024: LOHENGRIN
19. June 2024: COSÌ FAN TUTTE

 

Season 2024/2025

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

18. December 2024: RIGOLETTO
12. Febuary 2025: TOSCA
05. March 2025: WERTHER
07. May 2025: BALLET: PATHÉTIQUE
04. June 2025: TANNHÄUSER

Tosca

Cast at Saturday 15. February 2025

Floria Tosca

Sonya Yoncheva

Mario Cavaradossi

Piotr Beczala

Baron Scarpia

Ambrogio Maestri

Musikalische Leitung

Pier Giorgio Morandi

Inszenierung

Margarethe Wallmann

Bühne und Kostüme

Nicola Benois
Area 1 255 €
Area 1

255 €

Area 2 209 €
Area 2

209 €

Area 3 180 €
Area 3

180 €

Area 4 122 €
Area 4

122 €

Area 5 94 €
Area 5

94 €

Area 6 69 €
Area 6

69 €

Area 7 45 €
Area 7

45 €

Area 8 30 €
Area 8

30 €

Area 9 18 €
Area 9

18 €

Standing room
Standing room

U27  
Tosca

Cast at Monday 17. February 2025

Floria Tosca

Sonya Yoncheva

Mario Cavaradossi

Piotr Beczala

Baron Scarpia

Ambrogio Maestri

Musikalische Leitung

Pier Giorgio Morandi

Inszenierung

Margarethe Wallmann

Bühne und Kostüme

Nicola Benois
Area 1 255 €
Area 1

255 €

Area 2 209 €
Area 2

209 €

Area 3 180 €
Area 3

180 €

Area 4 122 €
Area 4

122 €

Area 5 94 €
Area 5

94 €

Area 6 69 €
Area 6

69 €

Area 7 45 €
Area 7

45 €

Area 8 30 €
Area 8

30 €

Area 9 18 €
Area 9

18 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Cycle »Zum Einstieg«
Cycle »Zum Einstieg«

Season 2023/2024

Some works enjoy worldwide popularity. The decisive factor for this special status is a captivating, dramaturgically masterfully constructed plot, which is permeated, complemented and elevated by ingenious music brimming with catchy melodies and thus always reaches everyone in the audience in equal measure. It is therefore no coincidence that these pieces are also ideal for all those who are just beginning their journey through the infinite cosmos of opera.

15. November 2023: THE MAGIC FLUTE
05. December 2023: LA BOHEME
23. April 2024: TOSCA

 

Season 2024/2025

Certain works enjoy worldwide popularity due to their captivating storylines, their ingenious music or the recognition value of catchy melodies. These pieces appeal to opera professionals, but are also particularly suitable for those who are at the beginning of their journey through the infinite cosmos of opera.

13. November 2024: MADAMA BUTTERFLY
17. Febuary 2025: TOSCA
31. May 2025: CARMEN

Tosca

Cast at Friday 9. May 2025

Floria Tosca

Aleksandra Kurzak

Mario Cavaradossi

Roberto Alagna

Baron Scarpia

Gabriele Viviani

Musikalische Leitung

Marco Armiliato

Inszenierung

Margarethe Wallmann

Bühne und Kostüme

Nicola Benois
Area 1 242 €
Area 1

242 €

Area 2 198 €
Area 2

198 €

Area 3 165 €
Area 3

165 €

Area 4 113 €
Area 4

113 €

Area 5 89 €
Area 5

89 €

Area 6 65 €
Area 6

65 €

Area 7 42 €
Area 7

42 €

Area 8 29 €
Area 8

29 €

Area 9 17 €
Area 9

17 €

Standing room
Standing room

Tosca

Cast at Monday 12. May 2025

Floria Tosca

Aleksandra Kurzak

Mario Cavaradossi

Roberto Alagna

Baron Scarpia

Gabriele Viviani

Musikalische Leitung

Marco Armiliato

Inszenierung

Margarethe Wallmann

Bühne und Kostüme

Nicola Benois
Area 1 232 €
Area 1

232 €

Area 2 190 €
Area 2

190 €

Area 3 153 €
Area 3

153 €

Area 4 108 €
Area 4

108 €

Area 5 86 €
Area 5

86 €

Area 6 62 €
Area 6

62 €

Area 7 39 €
Area 7

39 €

Area 8 29 €
Area 8

29 €

Area 9 16 €
Area 9

16 €

Standing room
Standing room

Included in: Subscription 16
Subscription 16

Season 2023/2024

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

04. September 2023: LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
02. October 2023: GISELLE
22. January 2024: I VESPRI SICILIANI
18. March 2024: LA CENERENTOLA
10. June 2024: TURANDOT

 

Season 2024/2025

Choose a day of the week and your favorite seats and enjoy five performances in one season.

The following performances are included in this subscription:

14. October 2024: BALLET: SCHWANENSEE
25. November 2024: IL RITORNO D’ULISSE IN PATRIA
07. April 2025: SALOME
12. May 2025: TOSCA
16. June 2025: IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA

Tosca

Cast at Wednesday 14. May 2025

Floria Tosca

Aleksandra Kurzak

Mario Cavaradossi

Roberto Alagna

Baron Scarpia

Gabriele Viviani

Musikalische Leitung

Marco Armiliato

Inszenierung

Margarethe Wallmann

Bühne und Kostüme

Nicola Benois
Area 1 232 €
Area 1

232 €

Area 2 190 €
Area 2

190 €

Area 3 153 €
Area 3

153 €

Area 4 108 €
Area 4

108 €

Area 5 86 €
Area 5

86 €

Area 6 62 €
Area 6

62 €

Area 7 39 €
Area 7

39 €

Area 8 29 €
Area 8

29 €

Area 9 16 €
Area 9

16 €

Standing room
Standing room

U27   Included in: Cycle »Puccini«
Cycle »Puccini«

Season 2023/2024

With two new productions for the 2023/24 season, this cycle brings together four of Puccini's operas that are currently in the repertoire. The new productions of Il trittico and Turandot are complemented by the Zeffirelli production of La bohème and La fanciulla del West, which has become a classic.

28. November 2023: LA BOHEME
07. January 2024: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST
24. February 2024: IL TRITTICO
04. June 2024: TURANDOT

 

Season 2024/2025

Four central works of opera history united in the Puccini cycle. The Zeffirelli production of La bohème, which has become a classic, and the audience favorite Tosca are paired with the new production of Turandot from 2023 and Madama Butterfly from 2020.

28. October 2024: LA BOHÈME
11. November 2024: MADAMA BUTTERFLY
20. January 2025: TURANDOT
14. May 2025: TOSCA

Tosca

Cast at Saturday 17. May 2025

Floria Tosca

Aleksandra Kurzak

Mario Cavaradossi

Roberto Alagna

Baron Scarpia

Gabriele Viviani

Musikalische Leitung

Marco Armiliato

Inszenierung

Margarethe Wallmann

Bühne und Kostüme

Nicola Benois
Area 1 242 €
Area 1

242 €

Area 2 198 €
Area 2

198 €

Area 3 165 €
Area 3

165 €

Area 4 113 €
Area 4

113 €

Area 5 89 €
Area 5

89 €

Area 6 65 €
Area 6

65 €

Area 7 42 €
Area 7

42 €

Area 8 29 €
Area 8

29 €

Area 9 17 €
Area 9

17 €

Standing room
Standing room

About the Production

Short Summary

The former consul Angelotti has escaped from captivityin the church of Sant'Andrea della Valle, he meets the painter Mario Cavaradossi, who helps him.

But the chief of police, Scarpia, manages to track Cavaradossi down: He is to be executed. To save him, Scarpia demands physical devotion from Tosca, Cavaradossi's beloved. She agrees, receives the promise of a mock execution - and murders Scarpia. However, he has betrayed her and Cavaradossi is actually shot. For Tosca, life has become meaningless and she throws herself off Castel Sant'Angelo.

Tosca

Storyline

Rome in 1800: Angelotti, consul of the former Roman Republic, has escaped from Castel Sant'Angelo, where he was imprisoned. In the church of SantʼAndrea della Valle, he meets the painter Mario Cavaradossi, a Republic sympathizer, who promises to help him.

In addition, his sister, the Marchesa Attavanti, has left him women's clothes in her family chapel as a disguise. Floria Tosca, a famous singer and Cavaradossi's jealous lover, arrives to arrange a night of love with the painter in her villa.

She discovers that the painting Cavaradossi is working on bears the features of Attavanti. Only after the painter has managed to appease her jealousy and she has left the church again can Cavaradossi and Angelotti plan the former consul's escape: he is to hide on Cavaradossi's estate. A cannon shot reveals that his escape from Castel Sant'Angelo has been discovered and Cavaradossi accompanies Angelotti to the hiding place. In the church, the supposed victory over Napoleon at Marengo (and thus the setback of republican aspirations) is celebrated.

The brutal police chief Baron Scarpia, who hopes to discover clues to Angelotti's escape in the church, interrupts the celebration. Using a fan left behind by the Marchesa Attavanti, he succeeds in stirring up the jealousy of the returned Tosca, who then rushes to Cavaradossi to convict him of infidelity. Scarpia's henchmen follow her. In a diabolical monologue, Scarpia muses on his desire to possess Tosca and to see Cavaradossi dead.

The victory over Napoleon is also celebrated in Palazzo Farnese, with Tosca in attendance. Meanwhile, Scarpia has Cavaradossi tortured in order to discover Angelotti's hiding place. When Tosca hears his cries of pain, she betrays him in order to protect her lover.

News arrives that Napoleon has won at Marengo. The end of tyranny is imminent. Before that, however, Cavaradossi is to be executed. To save him, Scarpia demands Tosca's physical devotion. She agrees, receives the promise of a mock execution and passes - and murders Scarpia.

On the platform of Castel Sant'Angelo, where his execution is to take place, Cavaradossi loses himself in memories of Tosca.

She appears and tells them about his rescue and the imminent faked execution. But Scarpia has betrayed her and Cavaradossi is actually shot by the soldiers. For Tosca, life has become meaningless. As Scarpia's henchmen approach, she throws herself off the Castel Sant'Angelo.

Act 1 40 min
Intermission 25 min
Act 2 40 min
Intermission 25 min
Act 3 25 min

For many viewers, Margarethe Wallmann's Tosca production is a particularly successful and atmospheric production. It is the oldest directorial work in the Haus am Ring (premiere in 1958) - but the magic of this traditional production remains unbroken. The love story of Cavaradossi and Tosca and the political plot are impressively interwoven in vivid and effective images, while the stage space and costumes by Nicola Benois testify to a visual language that is as clear as it is impressive. For generations of Viennese opera-goers, Wallmann's production is the quintessential Tosca production. The production is given an additional attraction by the impressive number of well-known artistic personalities who have appeared before Viennese audiences in memorable performances under precisely this direction, in precisely these sets and in precisely these costumes.

In this opera, Giacomo Puccini played off the spheres of art and politics against each other and created a masterpiece of dramatically gripping music, but also enchanting beauty. Arias such as "E lucevan le stelle" and "Vissi d'arte" are not only among the most famous moments of the work, but have also become icons of opera history.

Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, first performed in Rome in 1900, is based on the play La Tosca by Victorien Sardou, a notorious colportage play at the time, which Sarah Bernardt successfully performed in the title role. Puccini's opera takes place on two very specific days: on June 17, 1800, a Tuesday, and at dawn on the following Wednesday. The three locations of Tosca - the church of Sant'Andrea della Valle, the Palazzo Farnese and Castel Sant'Angelo - are actually existing buildings in Rome. The composer is also said to have listened to the bells at the beginning of the third act in the city: he obtained physical-acoustic information about the sound of the bells before starting the composition.

FAQ

Tickets for our standing room can be purchased online or at the Bundestheater box office from 10 am on the day of the performance. BundestheaterCard holders can book standing room tickets online the day before the performance.

In addition, a fixed contingent of standing room tickets is available for regular evening performances from 80 minutes before the start of the performance at our standing room box office (Operngasse entrance).

Our operas are sung in the original languages - these vary depending on the work.

At each seat, subtitles in different languages can be switched on or off via a separate subtitle screen. In addition to the original language of the opera, you can choose from up to eight languages: German, English, Italian, French, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese (Mandarin).

In the event of a change of performance, you can of course return or exchange your tickets.

As changes to the cast cannot be ruled out due to illnesses or other hindrances of artists, there is no entitlement to a refund of the ticket price or exchange in this case.

Tickets cannot be returned or exchanged if you are not admitted to the auditorium due to being late (even after the interval).

About Your Visit

Cloakroom

The cloakrooms are located next the the entrances at the Operngasse. You can find additional cloakrooms on the left and right side of the balcony and the gallery and in the boxes. All cloakrooms are free of charge.

Be on Time

We ask you to be on time when attending the performances.
Entry to the auditorium is not allowed after the performance has started. This also applied after the break.

Food and Drink

Our gastronomy opens at the same time entry is permitted. You can enjoy some snacks and drinks before the performance starts or you can book a table for the break.

Practical Information

You can find more practical information regarding your visit (e.g. Dresscode, barrier-free-access, …) here.

 

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Discounts

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