The Palmetto Opera is bringing its full-scale production of the grand opera Tosca, featuring an international cast. One of the best loved of the Puccini’s operas, Tosca will be performed in the original Italian with English super titles projected above the stage. Tosca is set in Rome in June 1800, when Rome is threatened by Napoleon's invasion of Italy. It is a tragic and political love story. Tosca explores how love overcomes all. Mario Cavaradossi, a painter, is deeply in love with Floria Tosca, a famous singer. Scarpia, the chief of police, has arrested Cavaradossi and proposes a deal to Tosca that if she gives herself to him, he will free her lover. Come see how this famous Puccini opera with its lyrical outpourings unfolds.