A HIGH-STAKES THRILLER
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 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
*Join Opera Colorado one hour prior to each performance at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House of a free and insightful pre-performance discussion led by opera historian Betsy Schwarm.
Sets and costumes provided by Seattle Opera.