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9,12,14,16 September 2023


Giacomo Puccini

Northern Ireland Opera returns in 2023 with Puccini’s ‘Tosca’, after our critically acclaimed and sold-out production of ‘La Traviata’ in 2022.

‘Tosca’ is an operatic thriller set in Rome, taking place over one day, making it one of the most intense and exciting operas ever written.

Floria Tosca is a beautiful soprano, deeply in love with painter Mario Cavaradossi. When the corrupt Chief of Police, Baron Scarpia, discovers that Mario has been helping political prisoners escape, he sees a way of forcing Tosca into the ultimate sacrifice to satisfy his lust. Scarpia will entrap her and try to get rid of her lover…  who will survive?

Directed and conceptualised by Cameron Menzies, performed with the Ulster Orchestra and the NI Opera Chorus.

Free Pre-Show Talk with the Director, Cameron Menzies on Tuesday 12th September and Saturday 16th September from 6.30-7pm in the Studio Theatre.

Reviews for our 2022 production of ‘La Traviata’.

Recent Accolades for NI Opera productions

  • Winner of ‘Best Production’ at The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards for ‘Into The Woods’ by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, staged at the Lyric Belfast in February 2022.
  • This production has recently been remounted by West Australian Opera using our original creative team and a new Australian cast at His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth, West Australia.


Cameron Menzies

Set and Costume Designer
Niall McKeever

Performance Partners