The New York Grand Opera Company presented a free outdoor performance of "Tosca" earlier this evening at Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell. Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini. It is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples' control of Rome threatened by Napoleon's invasion of Italy. It contains depictions of torture, murder and suicide, yet also includes some of Puccini's best-known lyrical arias. Another Puccini performance (Madama Butterfly) will be offered at the same venue on July 18. The Bandshell is located south of Bethesda Terrace near 72nd Street.