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Oct 09

Boston’s Opera History Walking Tour

October 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Oct 11

Final Dress Rehearsal: Tosca

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Oct 13

Pre-Performance Talk: Tosca

October 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Oct 15

Pre-Performance Talk: Tosca

October 15 @ 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Oct 18

Pre-Performance Talk: Tosca

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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A Deadly Relationship: Tosca & Scarpia

As we count down the days until BLO's opening night of Puccini's Tosca, we want to take a minute to highlight the complicated, deceitful and ultimately deadly relationship between Scarpia and Tosca.

When they first meet during Act I, Scarpia seizes the opportunity to drive a wedge between Tosca and her beloved Cavardossi, manipulating the facts to make her believe Cavaradossi has been unfaithful. Throughout the scene, we see Scarpia balancing the façade of a kindly, benevolent gentleman, offering comfort to Tosca, while cunningly destabilizing Tosca’s reality in order to make her vulnerable to his advances. As she departs, his true intentions to take Tosca for himself become clear.

By | August 24th, 2017|