Melodrama in 3 acts
Libretto: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, after Victorien Sardou’s play La Tosca (1887)
First performed : Teatro Costanzi, Rome, 14 January 1900
Floria Tosca, famous singer (soprano): Ericlea Darclée
Mario Cavaradossi, painter (tenor): Emilio De Marchi
Il Barone Scarpia, Head of the Police (baritone): Eugenio Giraldoni
Cesare Angelotti (bass): Enrico Galli
The Sacristan (baritone): Ettore Borelli
Spoletta, police agent (tenor): Enrico Giordani
Sciarrone, gendarme (bass): Giuseppe Gironi
A Jailer (bass): Aristide Parasassi
A Shepherd (boy): Angelo Righi
A Cardinal – The Judge – Roberti, executioner – A Scribe – An Official – A Sergeant
Soldiers, altar boys, noblemen and women, townsfolk, etc.
Rome: June 1800
ACT I: The Church of Sant’ Andrea della Valle
ACT II: The Palazzo Farnese. Scarpia’s room. Night.
ACT III: The platform of the Castel Sant’ Angelo.
Source of stage designs: Archivo Storico Ricordi – Collezione digitale.