Tosca by Giacomo Puccini
Grand Opera Cinema Series
San Francisco Opera
Sunday, April 30 | 2 p.m.
Zingg Recital Hall
Buy Tickets: $18 Adult | $16 Senior | $10 Youth | $10 Chico State Student
“Tosca yearns for a time that is gone forever.” - Wall Street Journal
An idealistic artist, a celebrated singer, and a corrupt police chief engage in a fierce battle of wills in this tempestuous tale of cruelty and deception. With its themes of political intrigue, sexual intimidation, and official hypocrisy, Puccini’s great melodrama set in 1800 is anything but dated. Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka makes her company debut in the title role. Baritone Lado Ataneli (Scarpia) and Italian tenor Carlo Ventre make up the other sides of this fatal love triangle. Recorded in summer 2009 and sung in Italian with English subtitles.Artist Website Video Photos