October 12 & 13
Presented by: Center for the Arts at George Mason University
Tickets · $40-110
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Virginia Opera opens its 45th season with one of Giacomo Puccini’s most acclaimed and
performed works, Tosca. This tour-de-force opera features some of Puccini’s best-known lyrical
arias, including “Vissi d'Arte” and “E lucevan le stelle.” Set in Rome on the brink of military
invasion, this gripping story of romance, jealousy, intrigue, and murder follows a trio of tragic
figures—a heroic painter, Cavaradossi; his jealous lover, Tosca; and a sadistic Police Chief,
Scarpia, who sets the plot in motion by arresting Cavaradossi. The action is taut and lethal,
spanning less than a single day, during which time no one—neither hero or villain—survives to
the end. Lillian Groag directs a stellar cast in this production that surges with timeless passion,
unforgettable characters, and an emotional musical score that will leave you breathless. Sung in
Italian with English supertitles.

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