Opera Carolina is proud to present Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca in the year 2023. This powerful and passionate opera is a must-see for any opera lover. This production of Tosca will be directed by the renowned opera director, Robert Woodruff. He will be joined by some of the finest singers in the world, including soprano Sandy Duncan, tenor Roberto Alagna, and baritone Gregory Kunde. Each of these talented performers will bring their own unique interpretation of the characters to the stage.
The Story of Tosca
Tosca is the story of a beautiful singer, Floria Tosca, who is in love with the artist Mario Cavaradossi. When the villainous police chief Baron Scarpia discovers that Cavaradossi is helping a political prisoner escape, he sets out to capture him. Scarpia then attempts to seduce Tosca, but she refuses and instead offers to help the prisoner escape in exchange for Cavaradossi’s freedom. When Cavaradossi is captured, Tosca is forced to make a heartbreaking decision.
The Music of Tosca
Puccini’s score for Tosca is one of the most beloved in the operatic repertoire. The music is powerful and passionate, and it conveys the drama and emotions of the story in a way that words cannot. The opera is filled with beautiful arias, duets, and choruses, including Tosca’s “Vissi d’arte” and Cavaradossi’s “E lucevan le stelle.” The music of Tosca is sure to move and inspire audiences at Opera Carolina’s production.
The Sets and Costumes
The sets and costumes for Tosca are designed by the award-winning designer, John Conklin. Conklin’s sets and costumes bring the story to life in a way that is both beautiful and powerful. The sets will transport audiences to the Rome of 1800, and the costumes will be a perfect blend of period accuracy and modern style. The combination of these elements will provide the perfect backdrop for the passionate story of Tosca.
The Cast of Tosca
The cast of Tosca is comprised of some of the world’s finest singers. Soprano Sandy Duncan will star as Floria Tosca, and tenor Roberto Alagna will play the role of Mario Cavaradossi. Baritone Gregory Kunde will portray the villainous Baron Scarpia. All of these singers bring a unique interpretation to their roles, and they will create an unforgettable production.
The Chorus of Tosca
The chorus of Tosca will be comprised of members of Opera Carolina’s chorus. This talented group of singers will bring a rich, full sound to the production. They will be joined by members of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, who will provide the accompaniment for the opera. Together, the chorus and orchestra will create a powerful sound that will bring the story to life.
The Direction of Tosca
The production of Tosca will be directed by Robert Woodruff. Woodruff is a renowned opera director and he has directed many productions at Opera Carolina. He is known for his attention to detail and his ability to bring the story to life. His direction will bring a unique interpretation to the opera and will ensure that audiences have a truly memorable experience.
The Performance Dates of Tosca
Opera Carolina’s production of Tosca will run from April 24th to May 19th, 2023. Performances will be held at the Belk Theater in Charlotte, North Carolina. Tickets are available now, and audiences are encouraged to purchase them early to guarantee their seats for this unforgettable production of Puccini’s Tosca.
Opera Carolina is proud to present Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca in 2023. This powerful and passionate opera is sure to be a highlight of the opera season. The cast and crew of the production are some of the finest in the world, and audiences are sure to be moved and inspired by their performances. Tickets are available now, and audiences are encouraged to purchase them early to guarantee their seats for this unforgettable production of Puccini’s Tosca.