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Opera Talk with Dick Hutman: Puccini’s Tosca (more…)

April 26, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Leo Baeck Temple
1300 North Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Welcome to the world of verismo opera. The setting is Rome early in the 19th century. Napoleon and supporters of the Republic threaten the Church and the established regime. A passionate and beautiful soprano begins to doubt the faithfulness of her patriotic, idealistic lover, a tenor. Both fall into the clutches of the evil, sadistic, and manipulative baritone and chief of police; he will stop at nothing to get what he wants. What could possibly go right? The answer is one of Puccini’s most melodramatic and popular operas, Tosca – with melodies, adventures and one-liner quotes you won’t want to miss.

Next class: Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier on May 3