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 Rome’s most celebrated prima donna, Tosca: 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 two 20-minute intermissions

Sets and costumes provided by Seattle Opera.


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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