The great operatic thriller

21 AUG to 28 AUG | 21h30

MNAA Gardens (National Museum of Anciant Art)

3 Acts

Sung in italian

Length: 2h20 with intermission


Love, politics, intrigue, betrayal, murder and suicide. All explosive ingredients which made Tosca become a paradigme of Italian verismo and one of the greatest sucesses by  great “master of emotion” Giacomo Puccini.

With a detective book plot , Puccini’s Tosca takes place in a occupied Rome where the life of the regime’s opposers is endangered. The liberal painter Mario Cavaradossi helps hidding a friend escaped from prison and loves the opera singer Floria Tosca, who for a long time has been coveted by the entrepidous chief of secret police, baron Scarpia.

Tosca is caught in a web she can’t escape and she is willing to do anything to save her beloved Mario Cavaradossi.

The seting of National Ancient Art Museum Garden, enriched by its cenographic element, presents itself perfect to recreate this timeless story, of one of the greatest emblematic operas of All-time.


Musical director: Jan Wierzba

Stage Director: Otelo Lapa and Catarina Molder


Set design & costumes: Otelo Lapa, Catarina Molder e Daniela Cardante

Light design: Anatol Waschke

Sound design: Jorge Serigado e Ricardo Costa



Floria Tosca - Catarina Molder

Mario Cavaradossi - Xavier Moreno

Barone Scarpia - Christian Lújan

Sacristano - Luis Rodrigues

Angelotti - Nuno Dias

Spoletta - Rodrigo Carreto

Sciarrone - Leando Moreso


Orchestra: Ensemble MPMP

Direction: João Barros