TOSCA opens tonight!

Opera lovers are in for a real treat as Ottawa’s Pellegrini Opera prepares for its presentation of Puccini’s TOSCA. The fully staged and costumed opera with chamber ensemble will be performed on March 10 and 11 at 7:30 pm at Dominion-Chalmers United Church (355 Cooper Street, Ottawa). True to its origins, TOSCA will be sung in Italian but the audience will be able to follow every intrigue courtesy of the English and French surtitles.

Internationally celebrated soprano Maria Knapik sings Floria Tosca. With her voice and dramatically sensual stage presence, Knapik is the perfect Floria. Charismatic tenor Steeve Michaud is Mario Cavaradossi – her romantic counterpoint – while acclaimed Canadian/British baritone Jeffrey Carl plays the manipulative Baron Scarpia with striking menace. Kyle McDonald, Cesare Angelotti; Ryan Hofman, A Sacristan; and Corey Arnold, Spoletta, comprise the rest of the cast.

Tickets on the door, from The Leading Note or Books on Beechwood, or online at


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