Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Premiered January 14, 1900, Teatro Costanzi (Rome, Italy)
Opera Colorado’s 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?
Featuring an Colorado Children’s Chorale ensemble