The Rehoboth Beach Film Society and the Cape Henlopen Educational Foundation will present the Metropolitan Opera’s live broadcast of Puccini’s tragic tale, “Tosca,” at 12:55 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Cape Henlopen High School theater. This new and exciting production is the third opera in The Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD series of live simulcast transmissions for the 2013-14 season.
Puccini’s sweeping, dramatic tale of murder, lust, and political intrigue is beautifully portrayed by an exceptional cast. Soprano Patricia Racette, who performed a solo concert in Rehoboth Beach last year, will play the title role of the jealous diva, Floria Tosca. Tenor Roberto Alagna will sing the part of Tosca’s lover, Cavaradossi, and George Gagnidze plays the corrupt and villainous Scarpia in this new production of Puccini’s Italian classic. Riccardo Frizza conducts. “Tosca” is a co-production of the Metropolitan Opera, the Bayerische Staatsoper, and the Teatro alla Scala.
Admission for The Met: Live in HD broadcasts is $22 for Met members, $25 for adults, $22 for seniors 65 and over, $15 for students with ID, and $15 for children 12 and under. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis with no reserved seats. The doors will open at 12:30 p.m., and there will be two intermission breaks.
The Rehoboth Beach Film Society is funded, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on this series, other events, or to become a member, go to www.Rehobothfilm.com or call 302-645-9095.