Witness operatic history as NYCO Renaissance presents the work that launched the New York City Opera inaugural season in 1944, Giacomo Puccini’s TOSCA. To mark this triumphant occasion, NYCO Renaissance has obtained from Casa Ricordi the exclusive North American rights to re-create Adolf Hohenstein’s set and costume designs made for the original production of Tosca, premiered at Rome in 1900. Here, for the first time in the United States, a masterpiece of Belle Époque design can be seen with the timeless music drama that inspired it.
Floria Tosca Kristin Sampson / Latonia Moore Mario Cavaradossi James Valenti / Raffaele Abete Baron Scarpia Michael Chioldi / Carlo Guelfi
Conductor Pacien Mazzagatti Stage Director Lev Pugliese Associate Set Designer John Farrell Associate Costume Designer Ildikó Debrezceni Lighting Designer Susan Roth