The full force of heightened emotions and stupendous music is what is in store for audiences when Virginia Opera brings its production of Giacomo Puccini’s “Tosca” to the Center for the Arts. #Puccini’s “Tosca” features some of his most acclaimed, best-known lyrical arias. “Tosca” is set in Rome on the brink of military invasion with a trio of tragic figures—a heroic painter, Cavaradossi; his jealous lover, Tosca; and a sadistic Police Chief, Scarpia, who sets the plot in motion.
"’Tosca’ defines a sensibility that is as torrid and tension-filled as opera comes. It contains an energy that has helped define the greats who have sung the roles of Tosca, Cavaradossi, and Scarpia,” said Lillian Groag, director.