Charlottesville Opera Presents: Tosca
Live Events | 07/16/2023 | 2:00PM
Wearing a mask while inside the Theater is optional.
Composed by: Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by: Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Based on Victorien Sardou’s play La Tosca
Puccini’s political thriller, Tosca, takes the stage at The Paramount for two performances on July 14 and 16. Set in 1800 Rome, impassioned lovers Floria Tosca and Mario Cavaradossi collide with chief of police Baron Scarpia, who seeks Mario’s friend and escaped political prisoner, Angelotti. Mario’s loyalty to his friend lands him in prison and Tosca in the path of the lecherous Scarpia. This grand opera is performed in 3 Acts with orchestra, sets, costumes, and chorus. Featuring Soprano Marsha Thompson as Floria Tosca, Tenor Adam Diegel as Mario Cavaradossi, and Baritone Todd Thomas as Baron Scarpia.
Tosca is presented by Charlottesville Opera, formerly Ash Lawn Opera. The company has been presenting opera and musical theater productions since 1978. Each summer, over 140 theater professionals, singers, orchestra musicians, directors, and designers gather in Charlottesville to produce two mainstage performances at The Paramount Theater in addition to concerts throughout the community in June and July.
Tosca is made possible by Charlottesville Opera’s Presenting Sponsor: The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. Additional support by Tessa Gowen Ader, whose support makes possible the Ader Emerging Artist Program, training the next generation of great voices, and Quirk Hotel.
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Tosca includes adult themes and content that may not be suitable for children.
This production includes gunfire.
Conductor: Brian DeMaris
Stage Director: Alek Shrader
Producer/General Director: Leanne P. Clement
Artistic Director: Caroline Worra
Scenic Designer: Jefferson Ridenour
Lighting/Projection Designer: Barry Steele
Costume Design: Glenn Avery Breed and Wardrobe Witchery
Wig and Make Up Designer: James P. McGough
Chorus Master: Michael Slon
Fight Master: Colleen Kelly
Production Manager: Jason Barroncini
Technical Director: Phillip Martin
Stage Manager: Kathleen Stakenas
Properties Master: Susan Verbeeck
Assistant Director: Alexia Christie
Orchestra Contractor: Jeannette Jang
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