The opera is based upon the Victor Hugo play about the tribulations of the beautiful Gioconda. Barnaba, a spy of the Inquisition, lusts after La Gioconda. He decides that in order to win over Gioconda, he must prove her lover, Enzo, to be faithless. He then sets up a meeting with Enzo and his former lover, Laura. He arranges for La Gioconda to also be present and chaost ensues.
Includes adult, young adult, mature adult characters