Conducted by Antonello Allemandi
Directed by Linda Brovsky

Portland Opera is continuing to prioritize the safety of audiences, artists, employees, staff, and collaborators during this time of global pandemic. On May 7, 2020, we received formal guidance from Governor Kate Brown that impacts our ability to proceed with our planned performances of Frida and our ability to rehearse and create our fall classic production, Tosca.

These performances have been postponed. This postponement will include all main stage opera performances, as well as related events, and public programming.

We are working with artists, musicians, and venues to find the right path forward, and we will be in touch with more information soon. You can learn more about our company’s response to the outbreak of COVID-19 here.

Do you have questions? We’re here to help. Our patron services team is available by phone Monday – Friday, 10 AM – 5 PM by calling 503.241.1802. You can also email us.


This passionate and unstoppable drama tells the story of Tosca—a renowned diva in Rome, in 1800. A revolutionary painter has won her heart, and his political sympathies provoke the wrath of a corrupt chief of police, Scarpia. Her moral resistance in the face of abuses of power, attempted rape, torture, and violence may not be enough to save their lives.


Performed in Italian with English captions.
Approximately 2 hours and 45 minutes, with two intermissions.

Classic sets and costumes honor tradition on the grandest scale in our season. Soprano Alexandra LoBianco (Tosca) and baritone Gordon Hawkins (Scarpia) both make their Portland Opera debut.

Listen For: The radiant melodies and majestic music of Puccini; featuring some of the world’s most beloved arias “Vissi d’arte,” “E lucevan le stelle,” and “Recondita armonia.”


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Join us one hour before curtain for a discussion providing context and unique insights into the world of the opera. After the performance join company members and guests from the production, for a post-show conversation.

Tickets available from $35. View seating map for Keller Auditorium.


The performance of Tosca on November 1 at 2 PM will include an audio description of the visual and physical events on stage for patrons who are blind or have low vision. For patrons who are deaf or hard of hearing, each performance is translated with live captions projected above the stage. If you require wheelchair, ADA, or companion seating, please let our Patron Services team know when you purchase tickets, so that we can ensure your visit to the opera is an excellent one.

Photos by Cory Weaver.


Floria Tosca
Alexandra LoBianco

Mario Cavaradossi
Angelo Villari

Baron Scarpia
Gordon Hawkins

Cesare Angelotti/Jailer
Daniel Mobbs

A Sacristan
Deac Guidi

Antonello Allemandi

Linda Brovsky