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3 reasons to fall for Arizona Opera's 'Tosca'

Arizona Opera's 'Tosca' with Kara Shay Thomson and Gordon Hawkins
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Cathalena E. Burch

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Every four or five years almost since it was launched in Tucson in 1971, Arizona Opera has performed Puccini’s popular Italian melodrama “Tosca,” and Arizona Opera General Director Joseph Specter has an idea why: There’s just something about Puccini that is irresistible.

Specter to gave three things to look for in Arizona Opera’s production of “Tosca.”

1. Power of the human voice - "The first thing to look for is the voice itself."
2. The cast - "... we have an exciting mix of artists ..."
3. The acting - "Singing actors today who are in this art form are more than just a voice."

Puccini and this work are always such a powerful combination of engaging people in opera. As a former baritone, I always dreamed of playing (Baron) Scarpia, I think that's why 'Tosca' might be my favorite.

– Joseph Specter, Arizona Opera’s president and general director