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Contemporary concerns inspire new perspective on Puccini classic ‘Tosca’

  • COURTESY HAWAII OPERA THEATRE
                                Rochelle Bard as Floria Tosca reacts after fending off the advances of the relentless Scarpia, played by Aleksey Bogdanov in Hawaii Opera Theatre’s production of Puccini’s popular opera “Tosca.”

    COURTESY HAWAII OPERA THEATRE

    Rochelle Bard as Floria Tosca reacts after fending off the advances of the relentless Scarpia, played by Aleksey Bogdanov in Hawaii Opera Theatre’s production of Puccini’s popular opera “Tosca.”

When the Puccini opera “Tosca” takes the stage this weekend to open the Hawaii Opera Theatre season, expect a visceral reaction to the story of the romantic, emotional, heroic and ultimately tragic woman put in a compromising position by competing forces. Read more

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