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SU’s Pulse and Syracuse Opera offer free preview of ‘Tosca’ Oct. 6
SU’s Pulse and Syracuse Opera offer free preview of ‘Tosca’ Oct. 6September 28, 2005Jaime Winne Alvarez firstname.lastname@example.org
Syracuse University’s Pulse and the Syracuse Opera will sponsor a free preview of the season opener “Tosca,” Oct. 6 at 12:30 p.m., in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. It is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Parking is available in the University Avenue Garage, where patrons should alert the parking attendant that they are attending the opera preview. An opera in three acts, “Tosca” is Puccini’s most popular and unforgettable opera set in passionate and politically violent 19th-century Rome. This is the first time the Syracuse Opera has performed a preview on the SU campus.
Syracuse Opera artistic director Richard McKee will discuss the opera and introduce members of the cast, who will perform highlights. Syracuse Opera debut artist Adina Aaron stars in the title role. She is joined by tenor Drew Slatton as her lover Mario Cavaradossi, and by baritone Jake Gardner as the evil Baron Scarpia. “Tosca” is scheduled to run at the John H. Mulroy Civic Center’s Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater Oct. 21 and Oct. 23. Founded in 1974, Syracuse Opera is the only year-round professional opera company serving Syracuse and Central New York.
SU’s Pulse was developed nearly 10 years ago as a joint initiative between the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Division of Student Affairs to influence student culture in positive ways by positioning the arts and cultural events more prominently as part of the student experience.