Giacomo Puccini

Opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini Libretto by Giacosa and Illica

Based on the play by Victorien Sardou, "La Tosca" (1887) Premiered on January 14, 1900, at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome

Musical Direction: Martin Mázik

Stage Direction: Currently in the selection process

Artistic Direction: Luis Miguel Lainz

Set Design: Alfredo Troisi



(For indicative purposes, subject to change without prior notice)

Soloists and Orchestra of the Lyric Company OPERA 2001 with the Sicilian Lyric Choir

FLORIA TOSCA: in the selection process

MARIO CAVARADOSSI: in the selection process, Painter, lover of Tosca, Tenor

BARON SCARPIA: in the selection process, Chief of police (Baritone)

CESARE ANGELOTTI: in the selection process, Political prisoner

A SEXTON: Baritone

SPOLETTA: Police, Tenor

SCIARRONE: Gendarme, Bass


The cast is in the selection process.


The opera is set in 1800 Rome. While painting a portrait of La Madonna in the church of Sant’Andrea della Valle, the painter Mario Cavaradossi, the lover of the jealous Tosca, agrees to help the political prisoner Angelotti in his escape. The chief of police, Scarpia, whose political goals conceal a rare sadism, embarks on the pursuit and soon discovers Cavaradossi's involvement. The only way to achieve his aims is to use the beautiful Tosca, the object of his obsessions. Cavaradossi is arrested. Scarpia briefly believes he possesses the beautiful Tosca, just before she stabs him. Although Scarpia dies, his dark plans outlive him. When Tosca thinks she can finally free her beloved Mario, he is executed, and Tosca, before being captured, chooses to leap to her death from the highest point of the Castle of Sant’Angelo.