Opera On Location

After their huge success with La Bohème at Graves Gallery in 2014, Opera on Location return to one of their favourite composers and bring Giacomo Puccini’s much loved classic Tosca to life at The Abbeydale Picture House.

Written in 1900, Tosca is undoubtedly one of the world’s greatest operas and is considered Puccini’s first exploration into realism. Bringing Tosca to prohibition-era America, this production sees Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi caught in the middle of gang warfare. After bargaining all that she has to save her lover, Tosca is forced to do unspeakable things to make sure that both she and Cavaradossi survive the night, but will it be enough?

Originally opened in 1920, the Abbeydale Picture House provides the perfect setting for the performance.

Incorporating some of the intended features of the cinema, such as live music, bespoke projections and moving imagery, the opera will be brought to life in the art-deco setting and will take inspiration from 1920s Sheffield, which has been dubbed England’s ‘little Chicago’ due to the violence in the area at the time.