Encore series will feature popular Met Operas returning to the big screen
Sedona AZ (October 9, 2020) – The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the encore of the Met Opera production of Puccini’s “Tosca” (from the 2018 season) on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre.
There will be a pre-opera talk at 9 a.m. led by Deborah Raymond.
The cast of “Tosca” includes Sonya Yoncheva (Tosca); Vittorio Grigolo (Cavaradossi), Željko Lučić (Scarpia) and Patrick Carfizzi (Sacristan). Emmanuel Villaume is the conductor of the opera.
Sir David McVicar’s bold new staging of Tosca, Puccini’s operatic thriller of Napoleonic Rome, thrilled Met audiences when it rang in the New Year in 2018. In this performance, Bulgarian soprano Sonya Yoncheva is the passionate title diva, opposite charismatic tenor Vittorio Grigolo as her lover, the idealistic painter Mario Cavaradossi. Baritone Željko Lučić is the menacing Baron Scarpia, the evil chief of police who employs brutal tactics to ensnare both criminals and sexual conquests. On the podium, Emmanuel Villaume conducts the electrifying score, which features some of Puccini’s most memorable melodies.
“Tosca” from the Metropolitan Opera will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre on Saturday, Oct. 17 at 10:00 a.m. with a pre-opera talk by Deborah Raymond starting at 9 a.m. Tickets are $15, or $12.50 for Film Festival members. Tickets are available in advance at the Sedona International Film Festival office or by calling 928-282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. Hwy. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information and to order tickets online, visit www.SedonaFilmFestival.org.