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Puccini's 'Tosca' performances at Soo Theatre and Mackinac Island

Tosca Poster by Hohenstein
Tosca Poster by Hohenstein

A chat with the artistic director Karen Beacom about the ambitious and grand production

The Soo Opera will present Giacomo Puccini's Toscaon August 9th and 11th at the Soo Theatre, and on August 13th on Mackinac Island.

Tosca is a story of passion, political intrigue, and sacrifice, with a libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa. The opera is based on a French play by Victorien Sardou and takes place in Rome in June of 1800. Historically, it takes place during the Napoleonic wars, but the three main characters' actions all happen within a day's time.

Opera buffs will recognize Puccini's score, and famously, the arias Vissi d'arte, E lucevan le stelle, and the chorus Te Deum.

The Soo Opera company will present Tosca on two occasions, fully staged in the Soo Theatre in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, and in a slightly reduced arrangement as a touring production at Mission Point Theater on Mackinac Island.

Kurt talked with artistic director Karen Beacom about staging Puccini's ambitious opera in two locations:

A conversation with Karen Beacom

Tosca will be presented at the Soo Theatre on Wednesday, August 9th and Friday, August 11th at 7 pm, and the touring production takes place at Mission Point Theater on Mackinac Island on Sunday, August 13th at 4 pm.

Find more information at sootheatre.org.

Kurt lives in Marquette with his family and can’t imagine living anywhere else. He loves music, games, running, being near water, and a fine cold brew coffee.
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