The Philadelphia Orchestra

JULY 11 & 13, 2019 | 6:00PM

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater




In the summer of 2019, the stars aligned in thrilling confluence for Puccini's insanely popular opera, from its spine-tingling beginning to its tragic end. In this extraordinary outdoor setting and dramatic stage set, Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin—one of the world’s most prominent opera conductors—led an all-star international cast, two choruses, and the exhilarating artistry of The Philadelphia Orchestra.

We hope you joined us for Bravo's 2019 debut opera: Tosca
Performed in Italian, with English supertitles

Thursday, July 11 | 6:00PM & Saturday, July 13 | 6:00PM

Tosca Education

To learn everything you need to know about Puccini's TOSCA, click HERE


Opera Explored: An In-Depth Look at Puccini's Tosca

Tosca education events presented in partnership with Vail Symposium

For more than a century, Tosca and its characters have fascinated both performers and audiences, and it remains one of the most frequently performed operas. Bravo! Vail partnered with Vail Symposium, renowned for its thought-provoking educational programs, to host five unique opportunities to enrich the Tosca experience. These events provided an inside look at this historic opera presentation.

To learn more, click HERE


Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Opera

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Opera, conductor

Canadian-born conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin became the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director with the beginning of the 2018–19 season, during which he conducts a new production of Verdi’s La Traviata, revivals of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande and Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, and concerts with the Met Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

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Julianna Di Giacomo

Julianna Di Giacomo, Soprano

With appearances in top international opera houses, soprano Julianna Di Giacomo has earned the reputation as one of the exciting young lirica-spinto sopranos on the classical music scene today.

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Yusif Eyvazov

Yusif Eyvazov, Tenor

Yusif Eyvazov is a dramatic tenor, People’s Artist of Azerbaijan.  

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Elchin Azizov

Elchin Azizov, BARITONE

Season 2019-20 includes new appearances of Azerbaijani baritone Elchin Azizov at Metropolitan Opera in New York – as Paolo in Simon Boccanegra and Lescaut in Puccini’s Manon Lescaut.

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Richard Bernstein

Richard Bernstein, Bass

The 2018/19 season will mark his 24th consecutive season with the Metropolitan Opera as he sings Pistola in Falstaff, Zuniga in Carmen, Bello in La Fanciulla del West, 2nd Armored Man in The Magic Flute and Commissioner #2 in Dialogues des Carmélites while also covering roles in Gianni Schicchi, Samson et Dalila, Adriana Lecouvreur, Tosca and Siegfried. 

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Patrick Carfizzi

Patrick Carfizzi, Baritone

In the 2018-2019 season, American bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Sacristan in Puccini’s Tosca, the Jailer in Poulenc’s Dialogues des CarmélitesBetto di Signa in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, a role debut as Quinault in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, and covers the role of Talpa in Puccini’s Il Tabarro.

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Greg Fedderly

Greg Fedderly, Tenor

American character tenor Greg Fedderly received a Master's Degree from the University of Southern California, where he was the first recipient of the Marilyn Horne Scholarship.

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Christopher Job

Christopher Job, Bass

Praised for his “commanding sonority” (Opera News) and described as “handsome, agile and with a voice to match” (Boulder Daily Camera), Bass-Baritone Christopher Job is a “rising star on the American opera scene.” (Grand Junction Free Press)  

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André Courville

André Courville, Bass

Praised by Opera News for his "splendid, lush bass-baritone", André Courville is quickly establishing himself as one of America’s foremost young singers.

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James Alexander

James Alexander, Stage Director

Alexander is Creative Director of Symphony V, a production company realizing revolutionary immersive experiences for audiences of symphony orchestras and opera companies. 

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Press Releases

Bravo! Vail Press Release
July 9, 2018 | Full Article 

Broadway World

July 10, 2018 | Full Article 

Musical America

July 11, 2018 | Full Article 

pera Wire
July 12, 2018 | Full Article