Puccini’s thrilling Tosca is a story of love, terror, the abuse of power, and the unquenchable longing for freedom. When an escaped political prisoner takes refuge in a church, an opera singer and a painter are drawn into a twisting plot that puts them at the mercy of the secret police and its network of torturers and spies.

Rivalling the splendour of Franco Zeffirelli’s Napoleonic-era sets and costumes, Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for extraordinary singing. Sonya Yoncheva stars as the titular prima donna, alongside Vittorio Grigolo as her artist lover and Željko Lučić as the villainous police chief—one of his signature roles. Emmanuel Villaume conducts.


Our friends at Trafalgar Releasing have given us a sneak peek at the powerful performances in The Met's 2017 production, in this exclusive clip from Act 2. 


The set and costume design on this new production was led by Scottish theatre designer and painter John Macfarlan. Below you can peruse a selection of his sketches for the costumes, which of course are seen in all their glory on stage.

A suitably cinematic live recording of The Met: Tosca will play at a Curzon near you on Saturday 27 January at 5.55pm.

Find your nearest Curzon and book your seat here.  

Ryan Hewitt