Opera Southwest Presents Puccini’s Tosca at National Hispanic Cultural Center, Albuquerque
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Opera Southwest Presents Puccini’s Tosca

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Opera Southwest presents a new production of Giacomo Puccini's timeless tale of political intrigue, Tosca beginning on Sunday, Oct. 28 at 2pm and continuing on Wednesday, Oct. 31 at 7:30pm, Friday, Nov. 2 at 7:30pm, with a closing matinee on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2pm at The National Hispanic Cultural Center. The opera premiered in 1900 and marks a compositional transition toward modernism; dialogue and recitative has been replaced in favor through-composition, or a continuous musical stream. In fact Puccini's score is riddled with references to and influences from one of the movement's progenitors, Wagner. The use of leitmotifs directly tied to the the appearance of certain characters on stage is another interesting aspect of this musical tendency toward modernism. Though action of the opera amounts to a typical historical political melodrama complete with torture and murder, the rich orchestration and beautiful arias—some of the composer's most popular—make this work, the thrilling story of Floria Tosca and Mario Cavaradossi, a wonder to see and hear even after 120 years. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts this Italian opera (subtitles provided) in three acts with one intermission; tickets range in price from $15 to $89. (August March)

Sunday Oct 28, 2018

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One of the greatest hits in the operatic repertoire, Tosca tells the dramatic love story of Floria Tosca and Mario Cavaradossi in this thrilling melodrama, matched by an equally powerful score.

Tosca – Puccini’s beloved masterpiece and the deadliest opera in the repertoire.

A thrilling melodrama, Tosca follows Floria Tosca’s passionate love story and her ultimate demise at the hand of the villanous Baron Scarpia.

Come see Puccini’s heart wrenching take on this theatrical tale in which no one makes it out alive, with soprano Melissa Citro as the tragic heroine, Alex Richardson as her lover, Cavaradossi, and Opera Southwest favorite, Carlos Archuleta as Baron Scarpia. Maestro Anthony Barrese conducts.