How To Watch Sondra Radvanovsky’s ‘Tosca’ Live Stream From The Vienna State Opera

By David Salazar

Puccini’s “Tosca” will take the stage at the Vienna State Opera on Sun. Feb. 17, 2019, and audiences around the world will get a chance to witness the showcase.

This performance (another later in the year will also get a live stream) will star Sondra Radvanovsky in the title role with Piotr Beczala and Thomas Hampson as Cavaradossi and Scarpia respectively.

Radvanovsky has gotten strong reviews for her interpretation as the famed diva. Regarding her recent run at the Met Opera, OperaWire noted “Sondra Radvanovsky is like fine wine. She just seems to get better and better with time, her singing more powerful and secure, her characterizations more complex and fascinating… And as Puccini’s most iconic diva, she was at a level that few others today manage to obtain.”

The stream kicks off at 7 p.m. local time and is slated to run until around 9:45 p.m. That’s around 2 p.m. EDT and 11 a.m. PST for the start time.

Per the official website, tickets start at 14 euros (approximately $16 USD) and can be purchased right off the Vienna State Opera’s streaming website. There are options for monthly subscriptions to future performances on the service depending on users’ preference for experience opera from the comfort of their homes.

Next up on the slate of live streams will be “Idomeneo,” “Der Rosenkavalier,” “Cavalleria Rusticana” / “Pagliacci,” “Orest,” “Turandot,” “Parsifal,” “Fidelio,” “Rigoletto,” “Macbeth,” “Il Barbiere di Siviglia,” “Die Frau Ohne Schatten,” “Dantons Tod,” “Manon,” “Otello,” “Tosca,” and “Aida.”