LAKE PLACID - The Lake Placid Center for the Arts will continue the winter Metropolitan Live in HD Series with Puccini's "Tosca" at 1 p.m. Saturday.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for LPCA Members, and $12 for students 18 and under.Tickets are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518-523-2512 or online at www.lakeplacidarts.org.
Patricia Racette portrays the tempestuous diva Floria Tosca in Luc Bondy's production of Puccini's enduring favorite. Roberto Alagna sings Tosca's lover, the painter Cavaradossi, and George Gagnidze is the corrupt, lustful Scarpia. Riccardo Frizza conducts Puccini's sweeping, dramatic tale of murder, lust, and political intrigue.
The Met: Live in HD, the world's leading provider of alternative cinema content, is now shown in more than 1,900 theaters in 64 countries, making the Met the only arts institution with an ongoing global art series of this scale. The Met was the first arts company to experiment as an alternative content provider, beginning on a modest scale in 2006. Since then, its program has grown every season, with more than 12 million tickets sold to date. Met opera stars serve as hosts for the HD series, conducting live interviews with cast, crew, and production teams, and introducing the popular behind-the-scenes features; altogether the worldwide HD audience is given an unprecedented look at what goes into the staging of an opera at one of the world's great houses.
The Lake Placid Center for the Art's Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Series is sponsored in part by Adirondack Classic Designs, Lynne Detmer, and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.