The Mikhailovsky Opera Of St Petersburg Proudly Present


For 5 Performances Only at Bord Gais Energy Theatre from 14 -18 March 

Featuring Ireland’s Star Soprano Celine Byrne and Russian Star Maria Litke as Floria Tosca 

Accompanied by The RTE National Symphony Orchestra


The Mikhailovsky Opera Of St Petersburg, accompanied by The RTE National Symphony Orchestra, proudly present TOSCA. Puccini’s powerful operatic masterpiece arrives at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre this March 2018 following its Russian debut.

This production of TOSCA is a very special Irish/Russian collaboration with performances taking place in both Russia and Ireland featuring Opera stars and an integrated chorus from both countries.

Ahead of TOSCA‘s Irish debut, Celine Byrne, Ireland’s International star soprano, will perform in the starring role of Floria Tosca at Russia’s prestigious Mikhailovsky Theatre with the Mikhailovsky Opera Of St Petersburg on 11 November 2017

Celine Byrne will then star in the key role of Floria Tosca at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre on Wednesday 14th, Friday 16th and Sunday 18th March 2017 with Russian star Maria Litke performing in the role on Thursday 15th and Saturday 17th March 2017. 

One of the most popular and best loved operas of all time, TOSCA, will be performed at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre for 5 performances only from 14 until 18 March 2018. Puccini’s passionate, expressive, and profound music will be performed live by the by the sensational RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra. Tickets from €35 will go on sale Friday 15th September at 9am from Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide and online at

TOSCA is a tale of love, lust, intrigue and murder. Set in Rome in a period of Italian history when Napoleon’s invading army was greeted by Italian patriots as their liberator from oppressive Austrian rule, Puccini’s TOSCA is a combination of rare beauty and high emotion. 

Floria Tosca is a beautiful, celebrated singer and passionate woman displaying love, jealousy and rage. Caught at the very centre of political intrigue, Tosca falls victim to the manipulations of the treacherous Scarpio and  unwittingly ruins her lover the artiste Mario Cavaradossi – with spectacular consequences! 

The Mikhailovsky Opera of St Petersburg will perform this traditional epic as the composer intended, with traditional sets and singing in Italian with English surtitles.

Accompanied by the magnificent RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Mikhailovsky Opera of St Petersburg’s performances of TOSCA in the luxurious surroundings of the Bord Gais Energy Theatre this March is not to be missed.  Audiences can expect a wonderful evening of opera and a truly inspiring experience.

Tickets on sale now from

Performance Details

  • Celine Byrne will be singing on Wednesday 14th, Friday 16th and Sunday 18th March.
  • Russian star Maria Litke will perform the role on Thursday 15th and Saturday 17th March.