To conclude the summer season of the Serchio delle Muse, Tosca's show is scheduled in the Alfieri theater in Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. Tosca, one of Giacomo Puccini's great works is performed in three acts. Tosca is a political story, set in Rome in June 1800 (during the Napoleonic wars and a period of great political unrest). The plot revolves around three main characters: the Rome diva Floria Tosca, her lover Mario Cavaradossi (painter and republican) and the corrupt police chief, Baron Scarpia. It is a dramatic story of love, betrayal and murder. The show will take place on September 6 at 9.00 pm and will be performed with friends of the Reggio Emilia operetta under the direction of Stefano Giaroli. Admission to the theater is free, but due to the great interest shown by our customers, I would suggest calling the theater and booking seats. The Alfieri theater was built in 1860 and is the most important theater in the Serchio valley and one of the largest theaters in the province of Lucca. At one time the theater sponsored the regular opera seasons, but then switched to film shows after the war and eventually closed. It was purchased by the Municipality of Castelnuovo and reopened in 2006. I would like to thank all those who supported Serchio delle Muse this year. We were delighted with the success of the season and to see so many of our full capacity concerts. We are planning events in the autumn and we will inform you via our website www.serchiodellmuse.it or Barga News. Imogen McNamara Vice President, Serchio delle Muse.