Love, lust, betrayal, murder – the charismatic diva Tosca is at the center of it all! Puccini’s tragic masterpiece is a powder keg of politics and religion, making it one of the world’s most popular operas. As storms of repression and rebellion rage through Italy, the diva is forced to play a real-life role she never imagined, fighting to save the love of her life, Cavaradossi, from the corrupt Baron Scarpia, who vows to kill his romantic rival if he cannot have her.
Sung in Italian with English translations above the stage.
Alexandria Batsios, Tosca
Benjamin Werley, Cavaradossi
Seunghyeon Baek*, Scarpia
Michael Colman, Angelotti
Michele Kidwell Gilbert & Dr. Gordon J. Gilbert
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* Keith Kearney & Debby McLean Sponsored Artist
Presented by St. Petersburg Opera.