It was simply a magnificent performance! TOSCA displayed a beautiful, traditional stage setting with full orchestra and chorus that brought a very high quality of the art form.
Teatro Lirico D’Europa’s 2nd season in Chicagoland left a memory of great pleasure and inspiration in the community. Former Metropolitan opera star, Bill Powers performed the role of as Scarpia.
Korean tenor Simon Kyung Lee was Cavaradossi and the title role of Tosca was sung by Rosa D’Imperio, who sang “Vissi d’arte” invested with deep emotion and a fine vocal technique to which the audience responded with great applause.
Tenor Simon Kyung Lee snag the role of Cavadossi with conviction and clarity of voice quality throughout the performance, especially outstanding in his desperate aria “E lucevan le stelle” which brought tears of emotion.
As the devilish character Scarpia, bass Bill Powers was simply perfect!
At the conclusion of of Act III the entire audience responded with a HUGE LONG STANDING OVATION for several minutes. After the show, many members of the audience expressed how much they enjoyed the evening and hoped there will be many more to come in the future.