By Puccini, based on the play by Victorien Sardou

Tosca, a fierce and passionate diva, spins a web of intrigue to free her lover from the clutches of the malevolent police chief, Scarpia.

Ashley Putnam stars as Floria Tosca, Patrick Denniston stars as Cavaradossi, and Brent Ellis is Scarpia.

April 24-26, 1998

Friday at 8 pm; matinee Sunday at 2:30 pm

Tickets $15-$50

Presented by Madison Opera at the Oscar Mayer Theatre, 211 State St. near the Capitol

Tel. 608-266-9055