NEW ROCHELLE OPERA PRESENTS PUCCINI’S TOSCA
(NEW ROCHELLE, NY) May 10, 2022 – New Rochelle Opera, Westchester’s longest running opera company, will present Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, from June 23-26, 2022 in the Frank J. Auriana Theatre at the Ursuline School, 1354 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY. The production will be directed by Company co-founder and artistic director Camille Coppola, with orchestra and chorus conducted by Brian Holman. The opera will be sung in Italian, with English supertitles.
Mrs. Coppola has directed all of the productions for the past 37 seasons and has been instrumental in assisting young opera singers in their careers, several of who are currently performing leading and comprimario roles at the Metropolitan Opera. Mrs. Coppola has been a vocal competitions judge for The Puccini Foundation, New York Vocal Artists, Inc. and Career Bridges Association and lectures on opera throughout the county. She also directed for the Altamura Center for the Performing Arts. As a soloist she has performed with the New Rochelle Opera, Westchester County Opera Association and the Performing Arts Society. She is the founder of the Queen City Singers and received the Cab Calloway Lifetime Achievement Award for the Performing Arts.
Mr. Holman joined New Rochelle Opera as Conductor in 2018. Mr. Holman debuted with Cleveland Opera Theater, Marble City Opera, and appeared at Film Fest Tucson, and the Harare International Festival of the Arts with Baroque 2000 Chamber Orchestra. He recently conducted at the Mediterranean Opera Festival in Sicily, Merkin Concert Hall, and joined New York City Opera as assistant conductor.
Performances on June 23, 24 and 25 are at 8:00 pm, and June 26 is at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $45 general admission, $40 for seniors and $15 ticket for students. Advance tickets may be purchased with credit card by visiting www.nropera.org or calling 1-800-838-3006. All tickets will be held at the door. Group rates are available for 10 or more. For further information, call 914-576-1617 or 914-576-0365.
New Rochelle Opera’s programs are made possible by Arts Westchester with support from the Westchester County Government.
New Rochelle Opera was formed for the purpose of presenting imaginative and appealing operatic productions to the Westchester community. It serves to create a deeper understanding and appreciation of live opera, and make it accessible and affordable to a diverse audience. The company presents the art form in its various aspects (e.g. fully staged performances, opera in concert, school programs, opera workshops and demonstrations), engaging aspiring young artists as well as experienced professionals. www.nropera.org
About New Rochelle Opera, Inc.
The New Rochelle Opera was formed for the purpose of presenting imaginative and appealing operatic productions in the Westchester community. It serves to create a deeper understanding and appreciation of live opera, and make it accessible and affordable to a diverse audience. The company presents the art form in its various aspects (e.g. fully staged performances, opera in concert, school programs, opera workshops and demonstrations), engaging aspiring young artists as well as experienced professionals. We present one fully staged and orchestrated production each spring in New Rochelle, which is frequently repeated at other locations in Westchester. We also perform 3-5 concerts throughout Westchester during the year.
Begun with only a few props and bits of scenery and a nucleus of young, enthusiastic singers, the New Rochelle Opera has been thrilling audiences with imaginative and sensitive stagings of full opera productions since its inception. Critics and audiences alike have praised the brilliance and professionalism of the performances, while wondering at the incredibly low ticket prices.