Thursday, March 30, 2023 | 6:30PM - 9:00PM PALLADIO at Barboursville Vineyard
JOIN US IN ROME 1800
For centuries, Rome was an authoritarian papal state. In 1798, Napoleon led a French army to liberate the city, creating a Roman Republic and exiling the pope. This republic lasted only months before the King of Naples took control.
In his acclaimed opera Tosca, Giacomo Puccini sets the action on a specific date:June 17, 1800 and the following morning. Cesare Angelotti, consul of the fallen Republic, has escaped from political prison to a church in Rome where his fellow republican, the noble born artist Mario Cavaradossi, is painting Mary Magdalene. Cavaradossi's paramour, Floria Tosca, is the leading singer in Rome. But in pursuit of Angelotti? The notoriously evil Chief of Police, Baron Scarpia - who lusts after the beautiful but jealous Tosca.
Will Scarpia succeed?Will Tosca and Cavaradossi escape? All is answered in Charlottesville Opera's production this summer at The Paramount Theater on July 14 and 16.
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Join Floria, Mario and their friends enjoying the finest food and wine of Palladio Restaurant - and music of course ... but do beware of Scarpia.
THIS TIME TRAVELING JOURNEY BEGINS ON A DRIVE TO BARBOURSVILLE VINEYARDS VIA COACH FROM THE HEART OF CHARLOTTESVILLE.
Thursday, March 30, 2023
5:45 pm - (Coach Departure from Fashion Square Mall) 6:30 pm - Appetizers and Wine
3-Course Dinner with Wine Pairings - Acclaimed Palladio Restaurant Finest Wines of Barboursville Vineyards Music provided by Floria Tosca and Friends (Please note that this event pre-dates the events from Puccini's opera "Tosca." Therefore, music performed will not be from the opera Tosca, but from the time period. Imagine you are stepping into a gathering of musician friends who happen to break into song as they enjoy good food, great wine, and the company of friends.) Menu Preview
$400 per person ($100 tax deductible) - includes transportation by coach Tickets are limited and are first come, first served Purchase by March 17*
Festive Attire: The tri-color flag of the Roman Republic was black, red and white. Wear these colors if you choose.
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*You can also pay by mailing a check to 226 E. High Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902.
If mailing, please email Hayley@charlottesvilleopera.org with the following information: - Number of people attending - Names of people attending - Will you be taking the bus from Charlottesville to Barboursville?
Charlottesville Opera is supported in part by an American Rescue Plan Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to support general operating expenses in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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