TOSCA

A PREMIERE OPERA PRODUCTION

Thursday, July 11 & Saturday, July 13

Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater | 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 world’s most prominent opera conductors—leads an all-star international 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.

Join us for Bravo's debut opera: Tosca

Introduction


Introduction to the plot, history, and music of Tosca. Get started with this 11-minute podcast from Opera Montreal.

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Introduction

Characters


Character backgrounds and A Modern Soap Opera.

Enjoy this 35 minute OperaHere podcast.

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Characters

History


Learn more about the history of Tosca and the soprano it was written for, and dive into the musical themes of each character. 

Listen to The Metropolitan Opera Guild's 57-minute podcast.

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History

Aspects of Tosca


For all things Tosca, take a look at this 2 hour and 45-minute listening divided into five parts, created by The Philadelphia Orchestra. Themes include Rome as a Canvas, A Musical Dynasty in Lucca, Verismo, Singing and Performing Tosca, and more.

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Aspects of Tosca

Musicologist Saul Lilienstein takes you inside the composer’s mind and into the history and social context of Tosca as part of the Washington National Opera’s series, Opera Insights. The following eight tracks are a walkthrough of Tosca line by line.

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"A Shocker in Real Time: Puccini's 'Tosca'" by NPR


This interesting article compares verismo in opera to the popular TV show, “24,” followed by a walkthrough of the plot of Tosca.

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NPR

"Tosca" by The Opera 101


An encyclopedic layout of Tosca with information on characters, plot synopsis, arias, the history behind the opera, links to recordings, and a quiz. Great resource for young adults or listeners looking for an introduction to opera.

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The Opera 101