In the organizer's words:

Rome in the year 1800. Against the backdrop of the Napoleonic era, the plot of the opera unrolls within 24 hours. Nine months have passed since the fall of the Roman Republic, and Scarpia, Rome's chief of police, has established a regime of terror that nips any republican stirrings in the bud. The singer Floria Tosca and her lover, the painter Mario Cavaradossi, are also unwittingly drawn into the political conflict. For Tosca only wanted to consecrate her life to art. When Cavaradossi hides the fleeing consul of the failed republic, he is caught in the crosshairs of Scarpia, who is also obsessed with Tosca's beauty and blackmails her to win her favor. For the sake of appearances, Tosca accepts his offer to save Cavaradossi. But she gets deeper and deeper into Scarpia's deadly intrigue.

With "Tosca" Giacomo Puccini created exactly one hundred years later, in 1900, an opera thriller par excellence and a musical panorama of the Eternal City between the church, Palazzo Farnese and Castel Sant'Angelo.

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