Giacomo Puccini’s opera “Tosca” was made to thrill audiences. The plot features romance, deception and even murder.
It still makes for a great night at the opera house, 116 years after its premiere. Central City Opera performed it several times during its 2016 summer season (which also featured the 60th anniversary production of Douglas Moore’s “The Ballad of Baby Doe.”)
As with any production of a Puccini opera, the arias and duets are memorable moments. Here are four musical highlights, featuring the cast singing in the CPR Performance Studio.
Soprano Alexandra Loutison, who plays Floria Tosca, sings “Vissi d’arte:”
Baritone Michael Mayes, as Scarpia, sings “Ha piu forte:”
Loutison and tenor Jonathan Burton, as Cavaradossi, sing “Liberi:”
Loutison and Mayes sing "Or Su, Tosca, Parlate:"
More from the CPR Performance Studio: