Role: Baron Scarpia
Portland Opera, Oregan
October 29, 31
November 4, 6
Role: Baron Scarpia, Chief of police
Tosca is a melodrama set in Rome in June 1800. Napoleons forces are threatening to overpower Rome, causing great concern in Naples. Baron Scarpia is dispatched to extinguish this insurrection and return order. Tensions and pressures grow with each passing hour, and time is of the essence.