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February 2017

Educational Event: Puccini’s Tosca

February 22, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Burlington Public Library, 2331 New Street
Burlington, Ontario L7R 1J4 Canada
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Join our Founder and Artistic Director Maestro Sabatino Vacca on Wednesday, February 22nd between 2:00-3:30PM at Burlington Public Library Central Branch, 2331 New Street for a talk on Puccini’s Tosca. Please join Sabatino Vacca, Artistic Director of the newly formed Southern Ontario Lyric Opera (SOLO), as he discusses the world of Puccini’s Tosca in preparation for their upcoming performance on March 4th at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Sabatino will explore the music of Tosca and why it has captivated…

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March 2017


March 4, 2017 @ 7:30 pm
Burlington Performing Arts Centre, 440 Locust Street
Burlington, Ontario L7S 1T7 Canada
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In March 2017, we will present our first fully staged opera, “Tosca”, at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. Tosca is an opera in three acts by Giacomo Puccini to an Italian libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. It premiered at the Teatro Costanzi in Rome on 14 January 1900. The work, based on Victorien Sardou's 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples's control of Rome threatened by Napoleon's invasion of Italy. It contains depictions of torture, murder and suicide, as well as some of…

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