Opera Abbreviated Podcast: 'Tosca' in the Time of #MeToo

Jan 22, 2018

Opera Abbreviated is a Classical 101 podcast that previews The Metropolitan Opera's Live in HD series of performances beamed into cinemas worldwide.

The Met's new production of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca, everyone's favorite operatic potboiler, is the next feature, showing at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. Staged by David McVicar, the production is conducted by Emmanuel Villaume and stars Sonya Yoncheva, Vittorio Grigolo and  Zelkjo Lucic.

Here's my take on an opera filled with politics, love, passion, murder and sexual abuse.

Timely then, timely now.

See Tosca live, broadcast from the Met, at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 27. Check here for the theater nearest to you.