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Brace Yourselves – Tosca is Coming to the San Francisco Opera June 2-26

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

For the price of just one San Francisco parking ticket, you can grab two friends and go see Puccini’s Tosca at the San Francisco Opera from June 2 to June 26, 2009. That’s right, as little as $20 will get you a seat this go around. You are so there, dude!

What’s wrong with that? Read the FAQ, baby – the choices you see before you are specifically designed for opera virgins, for Philistines such as yourself. It’s accessible for All.

See you there!

An idealistic artist, a celebrated singer and a corrupt police chief engage in a fierce battle of wills in this tempestuous tale of cruelty and deception. With its themes of political intrigue, sexual intimidation and official hypocrisy, Puccini’s great melodrama set in 1800 is anything but dated. Canadian soprano Adrianne Pieczonka, praised by The New York Times for her “lushly beautiful sound and poignant vulnerability,” makes her Company debut in the title role. Baritone Lado Ataneli (Scarpia) has been praised by the Los Angeles Times as possessing “one of the healthiest, roundest, most mellifluous voices on the planet.” Honey-voiced Italian tenor Roberto Aronica makes up the third side of this fatal love triangle.