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Tosca is an Italian opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini. It was first performed in Rome on January 14, 1900. The libretto was written by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica. It was based on Victorien Sardou's play La Tosca. Tosca was a great success.

Principal roles

  • Floria Tosca - soprano
  • Mario Cavaradossi - tenor
  • Baron Scarpia - baritone
  • Cesare Angelotti - bass
  • Sacristan - bass
  • Spoletta - tenor


  • The Complete Dictionary of Opera & Operetta, James Anderson, Wings Books, 1993.