Giacomo Puccini
libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica,
based on the drama of the same name by Victorien Sardou


opera in 3 acts
The performance has one intermission
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes
Age category: 10+
Opera performed in Italian with synchronized Russian and Kazakh captions
The action takes place in Rome in 1800.
Floria Tosca, famous singer (soprano)
Mario Cavaradossi, painter (tenor)
Baron Scarpia, Chief of Police (baritone)
Cesare Angelotti, Republican (bass)
Sacristan (baritone)
Spoletta, police officer (tenor)
Schiarone, gendarme (bass)
Jailer (bass)
Shepherd (alto / soprano)
Church officials, parishioners, soldiers, gendarmes
Symphony orchestra, chorus and ballet of the Abay Kazakh National Opera and Ballet Theater 
Production team:
Stage Director - Laylim Imangazina, Honored Figure of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Set Designer - Vladimir Koshelev
Choirmaster - Aliya Temirbekova


The premiere of the performance at the Abay KazNTOB took place in 2004



«Floria Tosca» is a musical drama composed by the famous 19th century Italian composer, filled with expression and passion.

The plot is based on the story of a love triangle: singer «Floria Tosca», her lover - the artist Mario Cavaradossi and the chief of police - Baron Scarpia. However, against the background of the dramatic plot, the historical context of what is happening was not missed, which adds an expressive shade to the whole action - this is the struggle of Italian patriots for the unity and independence of their Motherland against its main enemy - Austria. The emperor Napoleon, who marched with his troops against the Habsburgs, wins a victory over her, and his plans do not include support for independence in Italy and the creation of the Roman Republic. He needs to restore the power of the Vatican. The music tells the audience that all the dreams of Cavaradossi and Angelotti of a bright and serene future will be mercilessly destroyed. A tragic ending is inevitable.

Rapid development of the plot, music that carries passions and emotions. The entire opera was transformed by the composer into a single, indivisible dramatic whole. Behind the love triangle lies a powerful energy, the Italian people longing for freedom and the struggle of the present with the past.