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Tosca is an opera written by Giacomo Puccini to La Tosca by Victorien Sardou from 1887. The story is set in 1800 in Rome. The opera was performed for the first time on 14 January 1900 at the Teatro Costanzi. Tosca is also the name of the main character, the soprano Floria Tosca.

Division Of Roles[Edit]Edit

  • Floria Tosca, an opera singer- soprano
  • Mario Cavaradossi, a painter- tenor
  • Baron Scarpia, the police Chief of Rome- baritone
  • Cesare Angelotti, leader of the Republicans- bass
  • Koster (sacristarius)- baritone
  • Spoletta, a police officer- tenor
  • Sciarrone, Baron Scarpia's clerk- bass
  • A shepherd boy- soprano
  • A prisoner- bass
  • Soldiers, police officers, ladies, citizens, choir Boys-Choir

Synopsis[Edit]Edit

The story is set in Rome in June 1800. The first act playing in a church, the Sant'Andrea della Valle. Floria Tosca, a singer, is in love with the painter Mario Cavaradossi, but this is captured because he Cesare Angelotti, a prisoner fled, lodgings would have given. Scarpia, police Chief of Rome, in turn is in love with Tosca, and blackmails her: he will release him if they are to Cavaradossi. He will simulate the execution of the painter by blanks. Tosca pretending to agree, but after the agents have brought to the place of his execution Cavaradossi, Tosca kills Scarpia with a stab. Tosca attends the execution at, ignorant that Scarpia had also lied and the soldiers were shooting with real bullets. After she has seen the death of Cavaradossi, Tosca commits suicide by itself from the ramparts of the Castel Sant ' Angelo to eject.

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