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'Tosca' coming to the Benedum Center

| Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, 9:00 p.m.
Floria Tosca (Leah Crocetto) is suspicious that her lover Mario Cavaradossi (Thiago Arancam) is interested in another woman in Pittsburgh Opera's 'Tosca'
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Floria Tosca (Leah Crocetto) is suspicious that her lover Mario Cavaradossi (Thiago Arancam) is interested in another woman in Pittsburgh Opera's 'Tosca'


Pittsburgh Opera will present “Tosca,” the classic opera based on a 19th century play about political intrigue, love, loyalty, betrayal and murder, from Oct. 7-15 at Pittsburgh's Benedum Center.

Police chief Scarpia (Mark Delavan) — one of the great villains in opera — is hunting escaped political prisoner Cesare Angelotti, who is aided by artist Mario Cavaradossi (tenor Thiago Arancam), who is dating opera star Floria Tosca (Leah Crocetto). Scarpia imprisons and tortures Cavaradossi to force Tosca to reveal Angelotti's hiding place. Will she submit? Will Scarpia keep his end of the bargain?

Music Director Antony Walker will conduct the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra and Chorus. 3. Fourteen members of the Pittsburgh Youth Chorus will appear as child choristers in Act 1.

Performances are at 8 p.m. Oct. 7, 7 p.m. Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13 and 2 p.m. Oct. 15. Tickets are $12.75 to $159.75. Details: 412-456-6666 or

On stage

Alonzo King LINES Ballet: 8 p.m. Oct. 7. Presented by Pittsburgh Dance Council. $10-$60. Byham Theater, Pittsburgh. 412-456-6666 or

“Equus”: Through Oct. 29. Presented by Pittsburgh Public Theater. $30-$65. O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh. 412-456-6666 or

“Middletown”: Through Oct. 7. Presented by Little Lake Theatre Company. $13.75-$21.75. 500 Lakeside Drive South, Canonsburg. 724-745-6300 or

“A Funny Thing Happened on, the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City”: Through Oct. 15. Presented by City Theatre. $38. 1300 Bingham St., Pittsburgh's South Side. 412-431-2489 or

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