Iconic opera presented in collaboration with Berks Opera Company, the Reading Choral Society, and Berks Youth Chorus
It’s the year 1800 in Rome. Idealistic lovers Floria Tosca and Mario Cavaradossi get caught up in revolution and the schemes of villainous police chief Baron Scarpia. Their tale leads to a bloody, intense conclusion.
READING, Pennsylvania – The Reading Symphony Orchestra presents Tosca on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Santander Performing Arts Center. The program features Puccini’s most well-known arias, including Vissi d’arte and Recondita armonia, led by Music Director Andrew Constantine in collaboration with Berks Opera Company, the Reading Choral Society, and Berks Youth Chorus.
Tosca tells the dramatic story of lovers Floria Tosca and Mario Cavaradossi in Rome in the year 1800. Caught up in a political movement and the schemes of the twisted Chief of Police Baron Scarpia, Tosca and Cavaradossi plan to escape Rome together.
“Tosca is about passion and drama, with one of the most intense acts in all of opera,” said Constantine. “What a treat for Reading and the local organizations who are helping us bring this profound piece to life.”
Toni Marie Palmertree – Tosca
Dominick Chenes – Cavaradossi
Joshuah Jeremiah – Scarpia
Jeremy Galyon – Angelotti
Reading Musical Foundation and Marlin & Ginger Miller are sponsoring the concert, with John P. Feeney Funeral Home sponsoring the guest artists.
The next RSO performance is Raiders of the Lost Ark in Concert, a special movie event featuring Spielberg’s classic adventure film with RSO performing the acclaimed soundtrack live, on June 14.