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Utah Opera presents an overview of Puccini's Tosca and of the company's March 2022 production of this beloved grand work. The class will be held in the Utah Opera Production Studios so interested attendees can visit a staging rehearsal at the end of class. The class is intended as preparation for attending one of the evening performances of the opera in the Janet Quinney Lawson Capitol Theatre. Osher members will learn the story of the opera's creation, listen carefully, discuss major musical moments in the opera, and learn more about artistic choices made regarding the costumes and the set for this production. The opera's plot: Fiery young diva Floria Tosca is forced to play a role she never imagined when she becomes trapped between her freedom-fighting lover and a ruthless police chief whose lust for her overrides his duty to his country. This explosive predicament comes to a heart-stopping conclusion in one of opera's most intense dramas. The opera is sung in Italian with English supertitles.