Houston Grand Opera presents Tosca
Houston Grand Opera opens its 2015–16 season with Tosca, Puccini’s heart-wrenching tale of love and tragedy.
June 1800. Italy has long been under the domination of the Hapsburg dynasty. Napoleon Bonaparte, however, has emerged as a threat to the status quo and Rome is in chaos, without a clear ruler. Baron Scarpia, the chief of police, has become the highest authority. Loyal to the king and queen of Naples, Scarpia seeks to eliminate any remaining trace of Napoleon's attempts to establish a secular Roman Republic.