These are turbulent times in Rome…
A tragic story of passion and jealousy, Tosca tells the story of the tempestuous opera singer Floria Tosca.
A newly-founded free republic, which had overthrown the aristocracy’s supremacy, has been dissolved – once again the royalists have prevailed. Queen Maria-Carolina now rules Rome, allowing her chief of police to mercilessly arrest and execute her opponents, often without a trial. The famed opera singer Floria Tosca’s lover Mario Cavaradossi, a painter, is among the opponents.
Join Cedar Rapids Opera in collaboration Orchestra Iowa for Puccini’s “volcanic” and “epic” Tosca at the Paramount Theatre.
Founded in 1998 by Dr. Daniel Kleinknecht, Cedar Rapids Opera presents two to three operas each season for over 7,000 audience members and community school students, as well as special events. An Opera America member, the company typically features American artists in its productions. CROpera’s Young Artist Program, active since 2003, offers college and university-educated students of vocal performance, a paid opportunity to understudy principal roles, sing comprimario roles, and perform in the opera chorus of mainstage operas, as well as participate in school outreach productions and annual summer operettas/musicals.