Antic Archive of Opera. TOSCA [Puccini]. A dishy diva triggers trouble as Napoleon marches on Rome. Jealousy, suspicious sweethearts, torture, seduction and mucho mayhem; who could ask for anything more! Known as “Puccini’s little shocker,” this is verismo among the hoi oligoi (a.k.a. the upper one percent). The music is as muscular as the action, but pure and perfect Puccini!