The Second Tosca

by Tom Rowan

This is the story of Lisa Duvall, a rising young operatic soprano who is understudying the great role of Tosca in Puccini’s opera of that name. Set backstage at Opera California, the play provides a rare and fascinating view into the hothouse world of opera. A controlling conductor-fiancé, a legendary diva, a starstruck young composer, a sarcastic gay brother, and a singing ghost are just some of the colorful characters who add to the chaos of Lisa’s life, as she struggles to come to grips with the daunting role and hopefully earn her first contract at the Met.  

  • Cast Size: 4M 4W
  • Running Time: 120+ minutes
  • Royalty Rate: $75 per performance

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“Backstage at the opera, it turns out, it not so far removed from backstage Broadway. People the green room with a handful of likeable, interesting characters, intertwine their tales and mix with humor, and you get The Second Tosca, a warmly entertaining and very funny comedy by Tom Rowan.”  

Steven Suskin, Variety

“Magnificent! Not to be missed.”  

David Marlowe, Out Front Colorado

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