Palm Beach Opera to Present TOSCA At the Kravis Center January 26-28
Palm Beach Opera presents Giacomo Puccini’s TOSCA for one weekend only, January 26-28, at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach. One of the most popular operas in the repertoire, this is a tragic tale of a romance complicated by dirty politics and betrayal.
Palm Beach Opera’s TOSCA will feature a stellar cast of amazing performers, including:
Soprano Keri Alkema, whose lirico-spinto soprano voice has been praised by The New York Times as an “appealing brew of dark and creamy colors.” She will portray the title role on January 26 & 28.
On January 27, Alexandra Loutsion returns to the Palm Beach Opera stage as Floria Tosca, following her successful performance earlier this year as Cio-Cio San in Madama Butterfly.
The lead tenor role of Cavaradossi is shared by Riccardo Massi (January 26 & 28), who recently performed the same role at Royal Opera House Covent Garden; and Adam Diegel (January 27), who thrilled the audience last season as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly.
Scarpia is portrayed by Michael Chioldi, who’s been seen on the Palm Beach Opera stages as Rigoletto, Macbeth, as well as Germont (La Traviata).
Palm Beach Opera Chief Conductor David Stern will lead the cast and orchestra of TOSCA. Stage director of the production, designed by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle, will be Fenlon Lamb, who directed the critically acclaimed Don Pasquale and Il barbiere di Sivigila at Palm Beach Opera. The Executive Producer for this opera is Mrs. Ronnie Isenberg.
TOSCA will be sung in Italian with English translations projected above the stage. Performances are at 7:30 pm on January 26-27 (Friday and Saturday) and 2 pm on Sunday, January 28.
Among those making their Palm Beach Opera debut with this production are Scott Conner and Brian Wallin, along with returning favorites Thomas Hammons and Joshua Conyers. Both Conyers and Wallin are Benenson Young Artists.
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About Palm Beach Opera:
Palm Beach Opera is dedicated to producing live opera at an international standard of excellence and to enriching the life of the communities it serves with a diverse offering of educational programs. Founded in 1961, the fully professional Palm Beach Opera presents mainstage performances at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts in West Palm Beach and is a proud member of OPERA America and the Cultural Council of Palm Beach County. For more information, please visit pbopera.org.