THT to Screen Met Opera Live's TOSCA, 11/9
A pair of opera superstars will be on the big screen at Middlebury's Town Hall Theater when Puccini's Tosca is broadcast on Saturday, November 9.
The fast-paced operatic thriller has some of Puccini's finest arias and most dramatic situations. Tosca, the beautiful diva, is pursued by the evil officer Scarpia, who doesn't hesitate to arrest and torture her lover, Cavaradossi, until Tosca agrees to submit to Scarpia's lecherous demands. It's a time of war, passions run high, and violence erupts in expected ways.
Soprano Patricia Racette is the ideal Tosca. "Our audience will remember her from the broadcast of Madama Butterfly a few seasons ago," says THT artistic director Douglas Anderson. "In that production Racette proved herself to be an astonishing singer-actor, and I'm sure she'll bring a lot of fire and emotion and truth to this famous role."
Tenor Roberto Alagna is one of the world's pre-eminent tenors. He's starred in a number of Met broadcasts, including La Rondine and Aida.
Tickets for the entire Metropolitan Opera "Live in HD" series are now on sale. Tickets are $24/$10 students, and may be purchased at 802 382-9222, www.townhalltheater.org, at the THT Box Office (daily except Sunday noon- 5 pm) and at the door.