Opera at Florham to Stage Tosca
Madison, N.J. - May 5, 2009 - Love, lust, jealousy, deception, torture, murder, suicide – all in one afternoon? This full-blooded melodrama can be experienced in Opera at Florham’s staged production of Puccini’s “Tosca,” in 3 acts on Sunday, May 31, at 3 p.m. in Dreyfuss Theater, on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, in Madison, New Jersey. With renowned Robert Butts conducting, the afternoon will feature Valerie Bernhardt, Steven Snow, Randy Parker, Ryan Kinsella and Kevin Pruner.
Tickets may be ordered by calling 973-443-8620; reserved seating is $45, general seating is $35. Arrangements can be made for parties of 20 and over.
A special afternoon on Sunday, May 17, features a Tosca Operalogue, with Richard Kopp highlighting the composer and his travails in bringing this opera to the public. “Tosca” premiered in Rome in January 1900. The reception was mixed, but the opera established itself and premiered in America at the Metropolitan Opera, New York, on February 4, 1901. The operalogue is free for Opera at Florham Guild members, and a tax deductable donation is welcome from non-members. The operalogue will be held in Hartman Lounge, Hennessy Hall (The Mansion) at 3 p.m.