The plot may get a little spaghetti-like, but the violent score and melodic motifs endure. Puccini snubbed Enrico Caruso for the male lead at Tosca’s premiere, and Maria Callas ended her performing career with the titular role. U of M alumnus Louis Otey will play the villain Scarpia, a role he recently performed at the New York City Opera and the Aspen Music Festival. This Opera Memphis production of Tosca also plays the Orpheum on November 1st. For more information, visit operamemphis.org.