In March 2017, we will present our first fully staged opera, “Tosca”, at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 14 January 1900. The work, based on Victorien Sardou’s 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples’s control of Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. It contains depictions of torture, murder and suicide, as well as some of Puccini’s best-known lyrical arias.


Floria Tosca                               Jessica Lane
Mario Cavaradossi                   Romulo Delgado
Baron Scarpia                           Nicolai Raiciu
Cesare Angelotti                       Peter Bass
A Sacristan                                Douglas Tranquada
Spoletta                                      John Darrigo
Sciarrone                                   Peter Bass
A Jailer                                      Russ Wood
A Shepherd Boy                       Alexa Frankian

Conductor                                 Sabatino Vacca
Stage Director                          Gabriel Graziano
Stage Manager                         Jenn Callum
Lighting Designer                   Chris Humphrey
Sculpture by                             David LaGrotta
Sets provided by Opera York and Toronto City Opera
Costumes Amanda Eason courtesy of Opera York

Ticket Prices:
Regular All-In Price: $45.00 – $55.00
Senior 65+ All-In Price: $35.00
Student (19 and Under) All-In Price: $20.00

To purchase tickets, please click here or call the Burlington Performing Arts Centre Box Office at 905-681-2551

Click below to see Tosca in the news!
The Hamilton Spectator