Is This Tosca?

Giacomo Puccini/Victorien Sardou


Giacomo Puccini's opera Tosca has been transformed into a one-woman show by soprano Francis van Broekhuizen and director Corina van Eijk.

Francis van Broekhuizen interprets the three main roles. She switches from one role to the other with ease and presents all by herself the psychological and physical struggle between the two men and the woman in this world-famous work.

A huge dose of humor renders the opera accessible to young and old and to opera newcomer and opera fan alike.



Tosca  Francis van Broekhuizen
Scarpia  Francis van Broekhuizen
Mario  Francis van Broekhuizen
Puccini  Caterina Galiotto
musical director and piano  Caterina Galiotto
director  Corina van Eijk
oboe and percussion  Anita Janssen
art direction and costumes  Pieter van Rooij
make-up  Maya Schiffers
sound design  Patricia Boogaard
illustrations  Tim van Broekhuizen
producer  Greetje Sluijs
producers assistants Bas Kleijn, Marleen Kunst, Kees Swart, Stéphanie Bersee, Henri de Bock
engineers  Gijs 't Hoen, Henk Post, Jan Hamstra
ticketsales and pr  Bas Kleijn
catering  Cornelia Swart, Mieke Bender


´Frances van Broekhuizen plays the three roles in the work with verve. She shifts easily between roles and in addition infuses the whole with a huge dose of humor, at times splendidly dry humor. All by herself she presents a glorious physical struggle between a man and a woman. The jokes are sharp-witted, the singing is beautiful and the piano accompaniment is perfectly executed by Caterina Galiotto, who also plays the composer Puccini.´

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