Monday, August 22, 2011

I be giddy, oh so giddy

Fort Worth Opera
Bass Performance Hall, 4th and Calhoun Streets, Fort Worth, Texas

By Giacomo Puccini
Back by popular demand, soprano Carter Scott gives a mesmerizing performance (not to mention a heart-wrenching aria) as Puccini’s tragic heroine—the unwilling object of Baron Scarpia’s lecherous desires. With her lover Cavaradossi’s life hanging in the balance, Tosca strikes a terrible deal to save him, but will Scarpia keep his end of the bargain?
DIRECTOR Daniel Pelzig - CONDUCTOR Joe Illick - TOSCA Carter Scott - CAVARADOSSI Roger Honeywell - SCARPIA Michael Chioldi

Do I need to say it's by W.A. Mozart
After three years of marriage, Count Almaviva is just plain bored. So he revives an age-old tradition that will give him first dibs on his wife’s servant girl on her wedding night. Never mind that the lovely bride-to-be, Susanna, is engaged to his faithful servant, Figaro—of Barber of Seville fame—who, incidentally, helped Almaviva win the Countess’ hand! Pride comes before a fall…and Figaro, Susanna, and the Countess are ready and willing to give the Count a nudge. You’ll be captivated by this charming production featuring Mozart’s effervescent melodies and an ensemble cast of stars on the rise.
DIRECTOR Eric Einhorn - CONDUCTOR Steward Robinson - FIGARO Donovan Singletary - SUSANNA Andrea Carroll - COUNT ALMAVIVA Jonathan Beyer - COUNTESS ALMAVIVA Jan Cornelius - CHERUBINO Wallis Giunta ::: ::: In Italian with projected English and Spanish translations

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