Tosca by Giacomo Puccini

Love, Lust and Intrigue Take Center Stage in Tosca

Puccini's powerful opera Tosca tells the passionate tale of a celebrated diva. When her lover, an idealistic artist becomes gets caught up in political troubles and is pursued by the corrupt chief of police, Floria Tosca prepares to do whatever it takes to save her beloved. This tragic romance ranks among the most popular operas ever and includes one of the most beautiful arias in the operatic repertoire, "E lucevan le stelle," sung by Tosca's doomed lover as he awaits execution. With its themes of political intrigue, sexual intimidation and hypocrisy in high places, Puccini's great masterpiece rings true today through its powerfully dramatic and gorgeous music.

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