Tosca tells the story of three people -- a famous opera singer, a free-thinking painter, and a sadistic chief of police -- caught in a net of love and politics. Soprano Karita Mattila, recently seen in last seasons Live in HD presentation of Salome, sings the title role for the first time outside her native Finland. Luc Bondy, acclaimed for his imaginative theater and opera productions, directs. The cast also includes Marcelo Álvarez as Cavaradossi and George Gagnidze as Scarpia. Joseph Colaneri conducts.