The highly acclaimed Russian State Opera returns to the Marina Theatre with the world’s best loved opera.

Tosca, one of the most emotionally engaging and popular operas of all time, will be performed live on stage at 7.30pm on Tuesday, September 19.

Featuring an impressive cast and accompanied by a large live orchestra with over 30 musicians – the music by Giacomo Puccini – will be sung in Italian with English Surtitles.

Puccini’s Tosca is a melodrama where love and politics collide, and murder takes place at the highest level.

Tosca opera is a historical fiction about 18th Century period. The core of the intriguing theme is romance over politics which is relevant even in today’s world.

Originally set in Rome in 1800s, it tells the story of two idealistic lovers, Tosca and Cavaradossi. Their trust is set to be tested by Scarpia, the ruthless police officer who has no boundaries. Scarpia has sentenced Cavaradossi to death. The officer is prepared to let Cavaradossi go if Tosca is willing to spend the night with Scarpia…

If you’ve never tried opera before, you will love this full orchestra experience with brand new settings and fantastic costumes, exquisite singing and those wonderful tunes that the audience will still be humming to themselves on their way home, making this a must see opera production for everyone.

Producer Alexej Ignatow, of Amande Concerts Ltd, who has co-ordinated the UK tour, said: “We are constantly on the lookout for new challenges, to ensure that our opera and ballet audiences get a chance to experience a wide spectrum of various classic pieces.

“No experience is needed to enjoy these classics. Our sets and costume designs, as well as the informative programmes make the productions very accessible and most of all, enjoyable. For opera, English surtitles make it easy to follow the story as you listen to the performance sung in its original language.”

Tickets for performances range from £22-£28 and can be bought by calling the box office on 01502 533200 or by clicking HERE.