Puccini’s melodrama airs at the San Juan Community Theatre

  • Sun Jan 28th, 2018 1:35pm
  • Life

Submitted by the San Juan Community Theatre

Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, an idealistic artist, and a sadistic police chief is the next The Met: Live in HD screening at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m.

The Met’s new production of the 1900 Italian opera, entitled “Tosca,” features sumptuous new staging, with soprano Sonya Yoncheva and tenor Vittorio Grigolo making debut roles as the heroine Tosca and her lover, Cavaradossi. Baritone Željko Lučić is the depraved police chief Scarpia. The New York Times raved about Sir David McVicar’s production: “Compelling performances …Yoncheva and Grigolo looked wonderfully youthful as Puccini’s lovers. Her sound … is richly textured and shimmering … Grigolo’s Mario is a true hothead … Virile excitement … complete with thrilling top notes.”

Tickets for the screening are $20 for adults, $18 for members, and $10 for student reserved and are available online at www.sjctheatre.org or at the SJCT Box Office 360-378-3210. Due to a financial agreement with The Met: Live in HD, no SJCT coupons are accepted for this event.