This is a repeating eventfebruary 17, 2024 7:30 pm
(Friday) 7:30 pm
Highland Center for the Arts and Opera Vermont present Puccini’s Tosca VISSI D’ARTE…VISSI D’AMORE… THE BEAUTIFUL DIVA, FLORIA TOSCA HAS LIVED FOR HER ART, AND LIVED FOR LOVE, BUT MUST MAKE
Highland Center for the Arts and Opera Vermont present
THE BEAUTIFUL DIVA, FLORIA TOSCA HAS LIVED FOR HER ART, AND LIVED FOR LOVE, BUT MUST MAKE THE ULTIMATE CHOICE: WHETHER TO GIVE HERSELF TO ANOTHER, IN ORDER TO SAVE HER LOVER.
Puccini’s political operatic thriller is set in Rome in June 1800 (during the Napoleonic wars and a time of great political unrest). Unlike many operas, with the action takes place over less than 24 hours, the events in the opera occur in almost real-time. The plot centers around three main characters – Rome’s favorite diva Floria Tosca, the painter and political activist Mario Cavaradossi (Tosca’s lover), and the corrupt Chief of Police, Baron Scarpia. Scarpia has long lusted after Tosca, and when he suspects Cavaradossi of assisting Angelotti, an escaped political prisoner, he seizes the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone. He will manipulate Tosca into revealing the prisoner’s hiding place thus proving Cavaradossi’s treason, and with him out of the way, he will have her for himself.
Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series
february 17, 2024 7:30 pm