Northern Ireland Opera to Present ‘Tosca’

By Francisco Salazar

The Northern Ireland Opera has announced a new production of Puccini’s “Tosca,” directed by Artistic Director Cameron Menzies.

The opera, which will open at Belfast’s Grand Opera House will be performed from Sept. 9 through 16, 2023.

In a statement, Artistic Director Cameron Menzies said, “After the critical success and audience response to last year’s production of La Traviata, we are very excited to be able to bring to life a masterpiece such as Tosca by Puccini. Gathering our forces alongside the Grand Opera House, the Ulster Orchestra and showcasing the second year of commitment to the Chorus Development Program is thrilling for us as a company.  Our NI Opera Chorus is becoming one of our greatest assets and allows the company to work with many NI artists to stage and perform some of the most moving music written in the operatic canon.  We can’t wait to be able to share this new production with our audiences.”

Meanwhile, Ian Wilson, Grand Opera House Chief Executive added, “We are thrilled to welcome NI Opera back to their home following the sell-out success of ‘La Traviata’ last year, the fastest-selling opera on record at the Grand Opera House. Cameron Menzies is taking opera at the theatre to new heights, and we are delighted to support the company’s work.”