Aleksandra Kurzak & Angela Gheorghiu Lead Metropolitan Opera’s ‘Tosca’ Revival

By Francisco Salazar
(Credit: Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

The Metropolitan Opera is set to revive Puccini’s “Tosca” for 15 performances.

The production by Sir. David McVicar, which is set to open on Oct. 5 and run through April 15, 2023, will star Aleksandra Kurzak in the first run of performances alongside Michael Fabiano and Roberto Alagna. They will be joined by John Lundgren in his Met debut. Of Kurzak’s “Tosca” OperaWire noted that the soprano “shined” in the title role.

The second run of performances will be headed by Angela Gheorghiu in her highly anticipated return to the Met after an absence of more than eight years. The legendary soprano is known for her iconic portrayal which she performed in 2015 at the Metropolitan Opera for the first time. She will share the run with Liudmyla Monastyrska. They will be joined by Yusif Eyvazov and Zeljko Lučić. Patrick Carfizzi will reprise his role as the Sacristan in the full run.

Maestro Carlo Rizzi, who led the company’s opening night run of “Medea,” will lead the first performances in the fall and Domingo Hindoyan will lead the spring performances.

“Tosca” will be broadcast on Oct. 4 and 19, 2022 as well as April 8, 2023, on the Metropolitan Opera Radio on SiriusXM Channel 355. The April 8, 2023, performance will also be broadcast over the Toll Brothers–Metropolitan Opera International Radio Network.