INTERMOUNTAIN OPERA BOZEMAN

Intermountain Opera Bozeman wraps up its 2016-2017 season with two performances of Giacomo Puccini’s tragically endearing opera “Tosca” on May 12 and 14 at the Willson Auditorium.

“Tosca” follows the journey of ill-suited and ill-fated lovers through the dark and secretive halls and edges of cathedrals, palaces and prisons. Through Puccini’s vibrant and mournful lyrical score, Director Linda Brovsky and Conductor Dean Williamson will carry the audience to the hauntingly beautiful hidden corners of Rome, where infatuation and devotion twist and twine in contention.

Featuring baritone Corey Crider as the iniquitous Baron Scarpia, tenor John Pickle as the doomed Cavaradossi, and soprano Kara Shay Thomson as the heart-rending, alluring Tosca, this story of an agonizing and devoted love-loss has long shattered the hearts of romantics and their cynics.

Bass-baritone Thomas Hammons joins the cast as Sacristan, along with Torrance Blaisdell as Spoletta, and returning Intermountain Opera favorite bass Branch Fields as Angelotti and Sciarrone. With a chorus of local singers that includes a children’s choir, this production of “Tosca” is poised to capture the hearts of its audience.

“Tosca” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday, May 12, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 14 at the Willson Auditorium, located at 404 W. Main Street in downtown Bozeman.

For tickets call (406) 587-2889 or visit intermountainopera.org.