Scottish Opera presents Tosca Dementia Friendly Performance

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Scottish Opera presents Tosca Dementia Friendly Performance

Scottish Opera presents Tosca Dementia Friendly Performance

  • Monday 1 January 0001 - Friday 1 November 2019

  • His Majesty's Theatre

  • 3pm

  • £10.00

  • Music, Opera, Classical

Dementia Friendly Opera

A fully-staged version of the show, specially created for those who would enjoy a more relaxed opera experience. A narrator, The Orchestra of Scottish Opera and a full cast of singers will lead you through a shortened version of Tosca, including some of its best-loved music.

Doors open 45 minutes before the start time so there is lots of time to find your seat and get settled in for the performance. There are plenty of wheelchair spaces and extra staff on hand to help those who wish to transfer. Lighting levels in the auditorium are slightly brighter, and members of the audience are able to come in and out of the auditorium if they need to or watch the show in the bar on TV screens if they prefer. Quiet areas are available and the cafés at each theatre are open for teas, coffees and a selection of cakes.


Packed with passion and drama, and some spectacular music, Tosca is one of the world’s favourite operas. Floria Tosca – a smart and passionate woman – attempts to free her lover from the clutches of Baron Scarpia, the lecherous, power-mad Chief of Police. As the stakes get higher she is faced with an impossible choice – will her hopes be crushed, or can love win out?

Director Anthony Besch’s shadowy setting and Peter Rice’s sumptuous designs provide a spectacular backdrop for this much-loved production.


Running time approx. 1 hr 45 mins (including interval)
Sung in Italian with English supertitles


Tickets £10 – call your local box office to book. Wheelchair spaces should be booked in advance. Groups welcome.

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