A High-Stakes Thriller

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Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Premiered January 14, 1900, Teatro Costanzi (Rome, Italy)

The 2021-22 Season opens with Puccini’s heart-racing drama, overflowing with power struggles and vengeance. A corrupt chief of police has a cruel ultimatum for Tosca, Rome’s most-celebrated prima donna. She must submit to his lustful desires or trigger the execution of her beloved. Who will survive this web of betrayal and revenge?

November 6, 9, 12, 14 | 2021
The Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts Complex
Performed in Italian, with English and Spanish subtitles at every seat

Estimated Length: Two hours, forty-five minutes, including one 25-minute intermission and one 20-minute intermission

Sets and costumes provided by Seattle Opera.

This opera explores themes of violence, sexual assault, and suicide.


Melissa Citro

Tosca | Bio

Rafael Davila

Cavaradossi | Bio

Luis Ledesma

Scarpia | Bio

Stefano de Peppo

Sacristan | Bio

Creative Team

Ari Pelto

Conductor | Bio

Louisa Muller

Director | Bio

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Puccini’s Tosca

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