VIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for LA Opera's TOSCA

VIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for LA Opera's TOSCA

LA Opera presents Giacomo Puccini's thrilling masterpiece, Tosca, conducted by Music Director James Conlon. The final mainstage presentation of the company's 2016/17 season, Tosca is a revival of the production staged by the company in 2013, directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner John Caird. There will be seven performances from April 22 through May 13, taking place at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion (135 North Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90012).

Check out the new trailer below!

Sondra Radvanovsky, who starred in LA Opera's 2013 production of the opera, returns to reprise her performance as the fiery prima donna who lives and dies for art and love. One of the foremost sopranos of her generation, she has also starred at LA Opera as Leonora in Il Trovatore and in the title role of Suor Angelica. Soprano Melody Moore, who made her company in 2008 in the leading role of Eve in the U.S. premiere of Viktor Ullmann's The Broken Jug, performs the role of Toscaon May 13.

Tenor Russell Thomas, who made his company debut last season as Pollione in Norma, returns as Cavaradossi, a painter whose revolutionary sympathies set the deadly plot in motion.

The role of the villainous police chief Scarpia, determined to possess Tosca and thwart Cavaradossi, is shared by three singers throughout the run. Italian baritone Ambrogio Maestri, making his LA Opera debut, performs Scarpia on April 22, 27 and 30. He will return to the company in 2018 in the title role of Rigoletto. Bass-baritone Greer Grimsley, who previously appeared with LA Opera as another villain, Claggart in the company's 2014 production of Billy Budd, appears as Scarpia on May 2, 5 and 7. South Korean baritone Kihun Yoon, a member of the company's Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program, appears as Scarpia on May 13.

The cast also features bass Philip Cokorinos, a frequent performer at LA Opera, as the Sacristan. Bass-baritone Nicholas Brownlee and tenor Brian Michael Moore appear respectively as Angelotti and Spoletta; both are members of the Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist Program. An alumnus of that program, baritone Daniel Armstrong, returns as Sciarrone. Bass Gabriel Vamvulescu appears as the jailer.

Tickets start at $24 and can be purchased in person at the LAOpera Box Office at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, by phone at 213.972.8001 or online at laopera.org. For disability access, call 213.972.0777 or email laopera@laopera.org.

VIDEO: First Look at New Trailer for LA Opera's TOSCA

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