Santa Monica News
Lecture Prepares For "Tosca" Grand Finale
By Carmen Herrera
Apr 23, 2013 - 7:56:25 PM

SANTA MONICA—Local residents can partake in an informative session about Giancomo Puccini's opera "Tosca" on Saturday, April 27. With the season finale of the opera taking place on June 15, a special session talking about the opera will also feature audio and video segments for all participating audiences.

The talk will be held by one of the Community Educators of Los Angeles, which collaborates with the Opera League of Los Angeles to conduct performances for social organizations and public school all throughout Southern California at no charge.

The opera "Tosca" is described on its official website about “a fiery prima donna is forced to play a role she never imagined when she becomes trapped between her rebel lover and a scheming, treacherous police chief who will stop at nothing in his lust for her! This explosive triangle comes to a hair-raising conclusion in one of opera's bloodiest, most intense dramas. One of the most popular of all operas, the passionate tale that is Tosca is a set to some of Puccini's most openly beautiful music.”

Photo courtesy of the LA Opera.

For the 27th lecture, the public is encouraged to take an exclusive look at the opera in preparation of the season finale and can engage with the LA Opera Community Educators at the Santa Monica Public Library, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The finale concert will take place in the Santa Monica Public Library on June 15 on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium at 601 Santa Monica Blvd. Tickets are free an hour before the event, though space is limited.

For more information, contact the Santa Monica Public Library at (310) 458-8600.

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