TOSCA GI ACO M O PU CCINI
In this powerful love triangle, a celebrated singer, a rebellious painter and a corrupt police chief engage in a deadly test of wills. Puccini’s masterful melodrama features some of his most dramatic and lyrical music, including the heartbreaking “Vissi d’arte.” SAN FRANCISCO OPERA PRODUCTION
Music Director Nicola Luisotti, “one of his generation’s most accomplished Puccini conductors” (Opera News), conducts two brilliant casts in this sexually charged, edge-of-your-seat thriller. The title role is shared by superstars Angela Gheorghiu, who inspired a London Times critic to write “I don’t think I have heard Tosca’s love music more beautifully sung in the theater,” and Patricia Racette, “a versatile, dramatically astute performer with a proven knack for Puccini” (The New York Times). Massimo Giordano, “a tenor with a true Italianate sound” whose portrayal of Tosca’s lover Cavaradossi is one of “dramatic beauty” (Opera News), shares the role with Brian Jagde, lauded for his “beautiful singing, now nuanced, now ringing and forceful” (Washington Post). Roberto Frontali (Sheriff Jack Rance in The Girl of the Golden West, 2010), who sings with “plenty of dark color and dramatic intensity” (San Francisco Chronicle), and Mark Delavan (Wotan in the Ring cycle, 2011), a singer of “ferocious power” (San Francisco Chronicle), will portray the malevolent Scarpia.
Two superstar sopranos as one fiery, impetuous diva: Puccini’s definitive tale of passion, corruption and betrayal.
Published on Jun 28, 2012