One of opera’s most beloved stories and scores, Tosca is the tale of a tumultuous love triangle between Rome’s finest artist, fieriest diva, and fiercest tyrant. Opera star Floria Tosca’s lover, the artist and rebel Mario Cavaradossi, runs afoul of the powerful and unscrupulous Baron Scarpia. Tosca must strike a devil’s bargain with the lustful Scarpia in order to save the day. The score is lush with some of Puccini’s most famous and wrenching melodies, such as Cavaradossi’s “Eleventh-Hour Lament”; “E Lucevan Le Stelle”; Tosca’s powerful prayer, “Vissi d’Arte” (“I lived for art, I lived for love …”); and Scarpia’s sneering “Te Deum.” Fresh from her Metropolitan Opera debut as the Voice of Heaven in Verdi’s Don Carlo, soprano Toni Marie Palmertree makes her Florida Grand Opera debut in the title role. She is joined by Mexican star tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz, who returns to FGO as the heroic Cavaradossi. He last appeared on the stage in 2012’s La Bohème. Rounding out the principal cast is veteran Scarpia and FGO favorite, baritone Todd Thomas, who returns after last season’s triumphant Rigoletto; Mar. 18-Apr. 15. FGO.org.
The Go-Getters 2023
Located in one of the most diverse and dynamic business centers in the world, Miami Herbert Business School offers unparalleled opportunities to learn, engage and grow. The graduates are thought-leaders who transform business, scholarship and lives. To celebrate them, We partnered with the school to present our annual “Go-Getters” feature, honoring current students and recent grads, their successes, hopes and dreams.
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Inspired by the healing power of dogs, this editorial communicates the feelings that our beloved pets give us — a sense of calm, comfort, love, peace and joy. The custom-made pearls represent a human-dog connection that transcends space and time.