A High-Stakes Thriller


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 twenty-five-minute intermission and one twenty-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

Colorado Children’s Chorale

Children's Chorus | Bio

Creative Team

Headshot of Ari Pelto

Ari Pelto

Conductor | Bio

Louisa Muller

Director | Bio

The Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Puccini’s Tosca

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