Puccini's Tosca from San Francisco Opera
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Saturday at 1 pm, the San Francisco Opera broadcast features Puccini's masterful melodrama with soprano Patricia Racette in the title role, Brian Jagde as her lover Cavaradossi and Mark Delavan as Scarpia, the antagonistic police chief.
Racette opened the San Francisco broadcast season last wek in Boito's Mefistofele and returns to headline two more productions (she also sang Tosca in New York last season). She sings opposite Jagde, an American tenor who is a graduate of San Francisco Opera’s Adler and Merola Programs.
Tosca, trapped between her lover and the law, must make a heartbreaking choice that will seal Cavaradossi’s fate. Nicola Luisotti conducts.
Cesare Angelotti: Christian Van Horn
Sacristan: Dale Travis
Mario Cavaradossi: Brian Jagde
Floria Tosca: Patricia Racette
Baron Scarpia: Mark Delavan
Spoletta: Joel Sorensen
Sciarrone: Ao Li
Shepherd boy: Ryan Nelson-Flack
Jailer: Ryan Kuster
San Francisco Opera Chorus and Orchestra
Conductor: Nicola Luisotti
Chorus Director: Ian Robertson