Reviews of Tosca with Opera North

Photo by © Richard H Smith

Photo by © Richard H Smith

Conductor Jonathan Santagada did full justice to the ebb and flow of Puccini’s lavish score
— Gavin Engelbrecht - The Northern Echo
The music, under the baton of Jonathan Santagada, was authentic in style and paired perfectly with the interpretations of the singers on stage while also colouring the emotions of the various scenes effectively
— Aaron Loughreyon - Number 9
On the musical side the orchestral playing under Jonathan Santagada was quite outstanding. His tempi and modulation of the orchestral forces, and support for his singers, could hardly be better
— Robert J Farr - Seen and Heard International
The orchestra of Opera North, under the baton of Jonathan Santagada, provides wonderful support for the singers and, when the ten-strong brass section comes thundering in, the audience experiences more than a frisson!
— Peter Lathan - British Theatre Guide
Photo by © Richard H Smith

Photo by © Richard H Smith

Photo credit: © Guy Bell, .

Photo credit: © Guy Bell,

Santagada debuts TOSCA at Opera North


Jonathan debuts as a conductor at Opera North with Puccini's masterpiece in a new production directed by Edward Dick. 

With a stellar cast including Giselle Allen (Santuzza in Cavalleria rusticana), Mexican tenor Rafael Rojas (Calaf in Turandot) and British baritone Robert Hayward (Wotan in the Ring cycle), Opera North’s new Tosca promises to be a compelling experience.