- One G-Pass to Tosca, presented by Opera Grand Rapids
- Where: DeVos Performance Hall
- Full offer value includes ticketing fees
- Friday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
- Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.
- $33 for mezzanine, rows L–M (up to $54.25 value)
- $49 for orchestra, rows C–E (up to $77.25 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.
How G-Pass Works: Your G-Pass will be ready to print 48 hours after the deal ends. Print the G-Pass and use it to enter the venue directly; you won’t need to redeem at will call. Due to security restrictions, G-Passes cannot be redeemed through the Groupon mobile app. Discount reflects the merchant’s current ticket prices - price may differ on day of event.
“Poetry and again poetry; tenderness mixed with pain; sensuality; a drama surprising and burning; and a rocketing finale.” Those are the words Giacomo Puccini once used to describe his three-act masterpiece, Tosca. Set in Rome of 1800, during the turbulent times of Napoleon’s invasion of Italy, the story is a potboiler of political intrigue, peppered with transcendent arias and shocking moments of violence. The story begins with escaped political prisoner Angelotti seeking seeking asylum with his dear friend Cavaradossi, a painter employed by his family chapel. They enlist the help of Cavaradossi’s beautiful inamorata, Tosca, whose greatest weakness is her overpowering love for him. Hot on Angelotti’s tail is the formidable, and flat-out evil police chief Scarpia, driven by twin desires: to capture the prisoner and to possess Tosca for himself. So when his officers net Cavaradossi instead of the fugitive himself, Scarpia realizes that he may have gained the bargaining chip he needs to achieve both of his goals.
But it’s not just the gripping story of good versus evil that have kept Tosca in circulation since it first premiered in Rome in 1900. Audiences thrill to the now-iconic arias as well, including “Visse d’art,” Tosca’s lament on how living for love and art has failed her, and “E lucevan le stelle,” in which Cavaradossi awaits execution. Award-winning soprano Alexandra LoBianco takes on the titular role in this production, performing the famed solos with a voice the St. Louis Post-Dispatch described as “velvet-covered steel.” As Cavaradossi, Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall veteran Dinya Vania unleashes a clear tenor. And Michigan native, bass-baritone Philip Horst immerses himself in the evil role of Scarpia in a performance the Seattle Times calls “suavely menacing.” Their performances are enhanced by the Opera Grand Rapids Chorus and Children’s Chorus and the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra.
Opera Grand Rapids
Opera Grand Rapids—producing professional opera in West Michigan since 1967—makes the most of each performance by featuring the Grand Rapids Symphony Orchestra, a cast of national opera singers, and the regional Opera Grand Rapids Chorus. For the productions, Opera Grand Rapids engages a cast of internationally acclaimed artists, stage directors, conductors, choreographers, set designers, costume designers, and others, in addition to the regional Grand Rapids Symphony, and Opera Grand Rapids Chorus and Children’s Chorus. For additional details, click here.