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Puccini’s Tosca

  Opera Roanoke opens its 42nd season with a new production of Tosca. Not seen in Roanoke since 2001, Puccini’s melodrama teems with its composer’s signature blend of sweeping passions and compelling theatricality. The show features a cast of Opera Roanoke

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All Photos By: Dongsoo Choi

Captivatingly staged in the Jefferson Center’s Shaftman Performance Hall, Opera Roanoke’s production of La traviata approached the opera not as a well-roasted chestnut sure to reap box office success but as an intimate, often wrenching exploration of the collisions of three lives.

Joseph Newsome | Voix des Arts

From start to finish, Opera Roanoke’s artistic director Scott Williamson and members of the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra moved effortlessly between the jazzy 1940s inflections and lushly cinematic sonorities of Rodgers’ unforgettable score.

Gordon Marsh | Roanoke Times