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May. 17 2015

07/18/15 – Tosca – 1pm

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Lyric Opera of Chicago

  • by Giacomo Puccini
  • In Italian with projected English texts
  • Approximate running time: 2hrs, 42 min

 

Living for art…dying for love.

A fiery diva, the rebel artist who claims her heart, and the sadistic police chief before whom all Rome trembles — for more than a hundred years, audiences have watched and listened spellbound as the cat-and-mouse game between Tosca and Scarpia plays to its deadly conclusion. Will she submit to his lust to save her lover from the firing squad?

Find out as these two outstanding casts bring you Puccini at his most theatrical and passionate.

Lyric Opera coproduction generously made possible by the Harris Family Foundation, Marlys A. Beider, Stefan Edlis and Gael Neeson, ITW, andMr. and Mrs. Michael Polsky.

Coproduction of Lyric Opera of Chicago and Houston Grand Opera.

 


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Starring

  • Tatiana Serjan

    Tosca

    Tatiana Serjan

    Jan 24 – Feb 5
    Critics raved when this Russian star sang Lady Macbeth with Riccardo Muti and the CSO. “Tatiana Serjan is flat-out thrilling…exuding the temperament of a lioness.” Chicagoontheaisle.com
  • Hui He

    Tosca

    Hui He

    Feb 27 – Mar 14

    Hui He burst onto the international scene as Tosca at La Scala (2006) and took Chicago by storm as Aida in 2012. “She’s a showstopper…delivering genuine thrills.” Chicago Tribune  

  • Brian Jagde

    Cavaradossi

    Brian Jagde

    Jan 24 – Feb 5

    American tenor Brian Jagde is “an uncommonly ardent Cavaradossi, nailing his arias with a robust vocalism.” Chicago Tribune

  • Jorge de Leon

    Cavaradossi

    Jorge de Leon

    Feb 27 – Mar 14
    Spain’s Jorge de Leon “has a silvery voice that’s a gift of nature.”
    Opera News
  • Evgeny Nikitin

    Scarpia

    Evgeny Nikitin

    Jan 24 – Feb 5
    Evgeny Nikitin will mesmerize as Scarpia: “He schemes and snarls with his chilling bass-baritone.” New York Post
  • Mark Delavan

    Scarpia

    Mark Delavan

    Feb 27 – Mar 14

    Mark Delavan: “With his half-divine, half-human voice, the range of emotions he can communicate appears limitless.” San Francisco Chronicle

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