TOSCA: A PREMIERE OPERA PRODUCTION

THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA

Thursday, July 11 | 6:00PM


The stars align in thrilling confluence for Puccini’s insanely popular opera, from its spine-tingling beginning to its tragic end. In this extraordinary outdoor setting and dramatic stage set, Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin—one of the most prominent opera conductors and Music Director of the Metropolitan Opera—leads an all-star cast, two choruses, and the exhilarating artistry of The Philadelphia Orchestra. For the first time ever, Bravo! Vail brings this ambitious production to life in Vail with bold new ideas from exceptional artists and creative visionaries. 

  • Seat Price

    $79 - $139

  • Lawn Price

    $5 - $29

  • Location

    Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater

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  • July

    11

    Thursday

    06:00 PM


    Orchestra Concert

    TOSCA: A PREMIERE OPERA PRODUCTION

    THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA

    YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN, CONDUCTOR
    JULIANNA DI GIACOMO, (TOSCA) SOPRANO
    YUSIF EYVAZOV, (CAVARADOSSI) TENOR
    MARCO VRATOGNA, (SCARPIA) BARITONE
    RICHARD BERNSTEIN, (ANGELOTTI) BASS
    PATRICK CARFIZZI, (A SACRISTAN) BARITONE
    GREG FEDDERLY, (SPOLETTA) TENOR
    CHRISTOPHER JOB, (SCIARRONE) BASS
    ANDRE COURVILLE, (A JAILER) BASS
    BRAVO! VAIL FESTIVAL CHORUS 
       DUAIN WOLFE, DIRECTOR
    COLORADO CHILDREN'S CHORUS
       DEBORAH DESANTIS, DIRECTOR
    JAMES ALEXANDER, STAGE DIRECTOR

    PUCCINI: Tosca

    PG-13 PERFORMANCE


Seating Chart

Program Details


PUCCINI: Tosca

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Artists


Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Opera

Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Opera, Conductor

Canadian-born conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin became the Met’s Jeanette Lerman-Neubauer Music Director with the beginning of the 2018–19 season, during which he conducts a new production of Verdi’s La Traviata, revivals of Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande and Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites, and concerts with the Met Orchestra at Carnegie Hall.

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Julianna Di Giacomo

Julianna Di Giacomo, Soprano

With her recent debuts in several top international opera houses, soprano Julianna Di Giacomo has earned the reputation as one of the exciting young up and coming lyrica-spinto sopranos on the classical music scene today. 

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Yusif Eyvazov

Yusif Eyvazov, Tenor

Yusif Eyvazov is a dramatic tenor, People’s Artist of Azerbaijan.  

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Marco Vratogna

Marco Vratogna, Baritone

Italian baritone Marco Vratogna made his Royal Opera debut in 2008 as Paolo Albiani (Simon Boccanegra) and has since sung Amonasro (Aida), Scarpia (Tosca) and Iago (Otello).

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Richard Bernstein

Richard Bernstein, Bass

The 2018/19 season will mark his 24th consecutive season with the Metropolitan Opera as he sings Pistola in Falstaff, Zuniga in Carmen, Bello in La Fanciulla del West, 2nd Armored Man in The Magic Flute and Commissioner #2 in Dialogues des Carmélites while also covering roles in Gianni Schicchi, Samson et Dalila, Adriana Lecouvrer, Tosca and Siegfried. 

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Patrick Carfizzi

Patrick Carfizzi, Baritone

In the 2018-2019 season, American bass-baritone Patrick Carfizzi returns to the Metropolitan Opera as Sacristan in Puccini’s Tosca, the Jailer in Poulenc’s Dialogues des CarmélitesBetto di Signa in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, a role debut as Quinault in Cilea’s Adriana Lecouvreur, and covers the role of Talpa in Puccini’s Il Tabarro.

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Greg Fedderly

Greg Fedderly, Tenor

American character tenor Greg Fedderly received a Master's Degree from the University of Southern California, where he was the first recipient of the Marilyn Horne Scholarship.

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Christopher Job

Christopher Job, Bass

Praised for his “commanding sonority” (Opera News) and described as “handsome, agile and with a voice to match” (Boulder Daily Camera), Bass-Baritone Christopher Job is a “rising star on the American opera scene.” (Grand Junction Free Press)  

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André Courville

André Courville, Bass

Praised by Opera News for his "splendid, lush bass-baritone", André Courville is quickly establishing himself as one of America’s foremost young singers.

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James Alexander

James Alexander, Stage Director

Alexander is Creative Director of Symphony V, a production company realizing revolutionary immersive experiences for audiences of symphony orchestras and opera companies. 

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ORCHESTRA CONCERT FAQS


Where are the orchestra concert performances held?

Bravo! Vail orchestral concerts take place at Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater (GRFA) located at 530 S. Frontage Rd E Vail, CO 81657

What time do performances begin?

Concerts start promptly at 6:00PM (except for the movie screening which starts at 7:30PM). The GRFA lobby opens 90 minutes prior and gates open 60 minutes prior to performances. Give yourself plenty of time to park and get into the venue. Latecomers will be escorted by ushers at an appropriate interval.

Where do I park?

FREE concert parking is available at the Vail Parking Structure (241 South Frontage Road East, Vail) and the Lionshead Parking Structure (395 South Frontage Road West, Vail). A Town of Vail Special Event express bus provides continuous service from both parking structures to the GRFA before and after concerts. Limited $10 parking is available at Ford Park by the Tennis Center (500 South Frontage Rd). Additional $10 parking is available at the Vail Athletic/Soccer Field lot. 

WALKING DIRECTIONS FROM THE VAIL VILLAGE PARKING STRUCTURE:

Via Gore Creek Trail: 15-minute scenic walk
1. Exit the parking garage by following the Pedestrian Exit signs towards “Vail Village” / “Golden Peak”
2. Turn left out of the parking garage onto East Meadow Drive and head east 
3. At the end of the road turn right on Vail Valley Drive and cross the road
4. Turn left on the walking path before the bridge, following the street signs towards "Ford Park"
5. Continuing east, follow the walking path along Gore Creek until reaching the GRFA

Via Frontage Road: 15-minute walk 

1. From the top level of the parking garage, exit onto the South Frontage Road
2. Turn right and follow the sidewalk east along the south side of the frontage road
3. Cross East Meadow Drive and continue east along the sidewalk
4. Turn right after passing The Wren at Vail on the right
5. Continue down the path down to the GRFA

How long do concerts last?

Concerts generally last 2 hours including intermission. Please call the box office 877.812.5700 for exact running times.

How do I buy tickets?

Tickets, passes, and gift certificates may be ordered in the following ways:
1. Online: bravovail.org
2. By phone: 877.812.5700 
3. In person: Bravo! Vail 2271 N Frontage Rd W Suite C, Vail, CO 81657 
Bravo! Vail accepts American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover credit cards, cash, and checks. There is a $2 fee per ticket. Tickets are delivered by mail or email,or may be picked up at the Box Office. 

What are the Box Office hours?

Bravo! Vail Box Office hours are Monday-Friday from 9AM to 4PM. During the Festival, hours include Saturday & Sunday from 10AM to 4PM. The Bravo! Vail Box Office can be reached at 877.812.5700.
The Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater box office is open from 11AM until concert start time (5PM on days with no concerts) during the Festival. Tickets for upcoming performances may be purchased on-site at the GRFA before concerts and during intermission.

Where is the Will Call window?

Will Call tickets may be picked up at the Box Office located to the right of the main GRFA entrance lobby. The Box Office is open 11AM to concert start time during the Festival.

Does Bravo! Vail offer group pricing?

Discounts for groups of 15 or more are available for select concerts. Please call 970.827.4316 for more information.

What if I buy tickets and cannot attend?

Tickets are non-refundable. You may exchange your tickets ($7 fee per ticket) by calling the Box Office at 877.812.5700 up to 2 days before the concert. You may release your tickets or leave them for a friend at Will Call by calling the Box Office.

What if I misplace or forget to bring my tickets?

There is no charge to reprint tickets. Please call 877.812.5700 before 3PM on the day of the performance or allow extra time to request new tickets at the Will Call window.  

Where are seating options for people with disabilities?

Per the American Disability Act (ADA), the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater is accessible to individuals with disabilities. ADA seating is available in Section 1 Row L and Section 4 Row O in all reserved seating zones and prices (Premium Aisle, Premium, Reserved, and Saver). A limited number of ADA General Admission Lawn seats are available for sale behind Section 2. You must have a designated ADA lawn seat ticket to sit in this area. By purchasing an ADA seat, you are stating that you require an ADA seat. If purchased fraudulently, you may be subject to relocation. If you need assistance purchasing ADA seating, please call the Box Office at 877.812.5700.

What if it rains?

Concerts take place rain or shine. The GRFA is an open-air venue. Refunds are not given due to weather unless a concert is canceled in its entirety with no performance rescheduled.

What should I wear?

There is no dress code for concerts. Please be prepared for rain and cooler temperatures. 

What should I bring to the concert?

If you will be on the lawn, a blanket, sunglasses, and a hat are recommended. If rain is predicted, please bring appropriate rain gear. Food, commercially sealed non-alcoholic beverages, low-profile lawn chairs, and umbrellas are permitted at concerts. All backpacks, bags, purses, picnic baskets, and coolers will be checked upon entry.

 

The following articles are not allowed at the venue: cameras, audio/video recording devices, standard-height lawn chairs, baby strollers, alcoholic beverages, firearms, pets, smoking, skateboards, bicycles, scooters, and skates.

What food and beverages are available for purchase at the GRFA?

Concessions are offered for purchase inside the venue. Menu items include snacks, burgers, sandwiches, and salads. A full bar is also available. All major credit cards and cash are accepted for payment. If you have a pavilion seat, please eat prior to the concert or at intermission.

Are lawn chairs available to rent?

Low-profile lawn chairs are available at the GRFA to rent for $10. You may also rent a lawn chair with your lawn ticket purchase online or by calling the Bravo! Vail Box Office at 877.812.5700. To reserve a lawn chair in advance, please email ticketing@bravovail.org

What are some general rules of concert etiquette?

Please allow time for parking and seating. Concert attendees must silence all mobile devices prior to performances to not disrupt musicians and other patrons. Please limit conversations and other noisy activities during the performance. In the pavilion seating, we recommend eating prior to the concert or at intermission. Parental supervision is required for all children attending Bravo! Vail concerts.

What else should I know?

Vail’s high elevation requires adequate hydration and sun protection. Visitors from lower elevations may experience altitude sickness.

What if I lose something at the concert?

Check with the GRFA box office for lost items at intermission or call 970.748.8497.

What if I still have questions?

Please contact the Box Office at 877.812.5700 Mon–Fri 9AM–4PM (and Sat–Sun 10AM-4PM during the Festival).

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