Premiere at 20. May 2024

Composer Giacomo Puccini. Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica based on the play La Tosca by Victorien Sardou.

Melodrama in three acts

recommended for 14 years and older

In Italian. With German and English supertitles. New Production.

Introductions take place one hour before the performance (except on the evening of the premiere on 20.5.24) on the first tier in the anteroom to the royal box.
Limited seating available, duration approx. 20 min.

Tickets for the approx. 60-minute introductory matinee on 9.5. for Tosca are available separately.

The premiere will be broadcast live on the radio on BR-Klassik.
Live broadcast of the performance of 27.7.2024 on STAATSOPER.TV as part of Opera for All.


Following its much-discussed interpretation of Lohengrin, the team surrounding Hungarian theatre director Kornél Mundruczó now focuses on a new approach to staging Tosca at the Bayerische Staatsoper. Mundruczó’s productions are performed at and on the world’s most renowned festivals and stages. He has also been working in the world of opera for some years now. His staging of The Makropulos Affair (2016) at the Vlaamse Opera was nominated for the International Opera Awards, and more recently, he staged the world premiere of Peter Eötvös’s opera Sleepless at Berlin’s Staatsoper Unter den Linden und Tannhäuser at the Staatsoper Hamburg. He is also the founder and head of the independent theatre group, Proton Theater. Together with his team (including stage and costume designer Monika Pormale and lighting designer Felice Ross), he now turns his talent to Italian opera for the first time. Young Italian conductor Andrea Battistoni, who has already caused a sensation at the Nationaltheater with performances of Verdi, Puccini and Bellini operas, conducts.



  • Bayerisches Staatsorchester
  • Chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper
  • Children's chorus of the Bayerische Staatsoper

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