Sometimes rejection feels like a knife in the heart, and no one knows that better than Puccini’s treacherous villain Scarpia when he sets his machinations on the beautiful singer Tosca and her lover Cavaradossi. A masterwork of soaring arias and exquisite duets, Tosca shines as one of the great jewels of the operatic form. Iconic, everlasting, Puccini’s riveting melodrama of escape, pursuit, torture and murder culminates in Tosca’s gripping battle to try to save everything she believes in — art, love and life itself.
Tosca will be sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. Maestro Lipton will lead an international cast along with the Opera Tampa Orchestra and Chorus.