(Photo by Duane Morris courtesy of the Portland Opera)
In keeping with Puccini’s supreme ability to transform passion into beautiful music, Tosca is an edge-of-your seat thriller that has been beloved by audiences ever since it premiered in Rome in 1900. The Portland Opera is staging this magnificent work from February 1st to the 9th.
You can hear a recording of the haunting aria “E lucevan le stelle” (“And the stars shone”) for yourself!
Also, you can listen to the introduction to the opera by Portland Opera’s General Director Christopher Mattaliano, who says this about Puccini: “He is well -loved for his soaring melodies, colorful orchestrations, razor-sharp dramatic instincts, and keen sense of theatrical pacing”.
Ci vediamo all’opera, Lina