The Bucksbaum Family Lyric Opera Broadcasts continue on KUAT-FM this Saturday, June 19, at noon with a performance of Tosca by Giacomo Puccini with libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Victorien Sardou's drama, La Tosca. The opera will be sung in Italian and will run approximately three hours.

This vignette sets the stage: Scarpia, Rome's feared chief of police, savors the thought of ravishing the diva Tosca and murdering her rebel lover as he listens to mass.

Will Tosca endure a fate worse than death to save her Cavaradossi from the firing squad? The desperate heroine does what she needs to do in this famous all-time crowd pleaser that bristles with lust, politics, and violence.

THE CAST
Tosca: Deborah Voigt
Cavaradossi: Vladimir Galouzine
Scarpia: James Morris
Sacristan: Dale Travis
Spoletta: John Easterlin
Sciarrone: Paul Corona
Jailer: Sam Handley
Angelotti: Craig Irvin
Shepherd: Angela Mannino
Conductor:Sir Andrew Davis