Opera Appreciation – Tosca – with Erika Reitshamer

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Thursday, Jan 25, 2018, 1:30 pm

Edgewood Auditorium
575 Osgood Street
North Andover, MA

Come and enjoy Giacomo Puccini’s musical thriller TOSCA as pre-HD transmission preparation for the January 27, 2018 performance. This opera is the pinnacle of the verismo style: love scenes, torture, attempted rape, murder and a suicide finale!  Tosca is one of the most riveting operas in the repertory.  On DVD: Angela Gheorghiu, Jonas Kaufmann and Sir Bryn Terfel.

Erika Reitshamer is an engaging teacher whose knowledge and love of opera will inspire all, and her open style and sense of humor are irresistible.  She has lectured on opera and great singers of opera for many years and was active in the formation of the Boston Lyric Opera Company more than 35 years ago.  She is a board member of the New England Opera Club, former Vice President of the Boston Wagner Society and the teacher of opera appreciation for LLARC at Regis College, for WISE at Assumption College and Newton Lifelong Learning.  Her last offering for Edgewood was “The Life of Giacomo Puccini”.


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