Tosca – A tale of tragic deceit

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(Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera)
Vittorio Grigolo as Cavaradossi and Sonya Yoncheva as Tosca in rehearsal for David McVicar’s new production of Tosca.

Greenbrier Valley Theatre (GVT), in partnership with The Met: Live in HD, presents Puccini’s tragedy Tosca.

The live stream will be on Jan. 27 at 12:55 p.m. The simulcast will run approximately three hours and 40 minutes with two intermissions. Dr. James Caplinger, from the University of Charleston, will give a complimentary lecture beginning at 12:15 p.m.

Tickets are $18 for general admission, $14 for seniors and $10 for children/students. For tickets or more information, call GVT’s Box Office at 304-645-3838 or visit www.gvtheatre.org.

The production will star Sonya Yoncheva making her title role debut, alongside Vittorio Grigolo as her lover Cavaradossi and Željko Lučić as the villainous Scarpia. The production will be conducted by the highly acclaimed Bertrand de Billy.

“Yoncheva and Grigolo … came across as youthful, ardent and innocent. Their duets were electric; their kisses hot and numerous … Željko Lučić was an imposing figure with a voice to match.” —Wall Street Journal

Yoncheva made her Met debut in 2013. Along with the title of role in Tosca, she will also be appearing at the Met in the title role of Luisa Miller and Mimi in La Bohème. Her costar Grigolo will be returning to the Met this season as Hoffmann in Les Contes d’Hoffmann, and Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor. Lučić can be seen as Alfio in Cavalleria Rusticana.

The program is presented with financial assistance from the WV Division of Culture & History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the WV Commission on the Arts.

 

(Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera)
Vittorio Grigolo as Cavaradossi and Sonya Yoncheva as Tosca in rehearsal for David McVicar’s new production of Tosca.
(Ken Howard, Metropolitan Opera)
Sonya Yoncheva as Tosca and Željko Lučić as Scarpia in an Act II rehearsal for David McVicar’s new production of Tosca.