Love and evil collide in `Tosca'

Critic's Corner

Music Review

May 07, 2007|By Tim Smith | Tim Smith,sun music critic

Operatic melodrama doesn't come any juicier than in Puccini's Tosca. The plot-fueling bursts of jealousy, lust and hatred in this work can pretty much take all the emotion you can dish out, and there's no shortage in the Baltimore Opera Company's season-ending production. Add in some fiery singing, and you've got a torrid little Tosca.

Saturday's opening night at the Lyric Opera House did not quite hit the ideal trifecta of any Tosca - three closely matched artists, with the soprano in the title role coming in first by a note - but it didn't matter that much.

`Tosca' will be performed at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, 8:15 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at Lkyric Opera House, 140 W. Mount Royal Ave. Tickets $45-$122. Call 410-727-6000 or go to

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