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Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Calgary Opera announces Hold Over Performance of TOSCA

January 23, 2008 08-09

For Immediate Release

Calgary Opera Announces Hold-Over Performance of TOSCA

Calgary, AB - Calgary Opera has announced a fourth performance of Tosca on Sunday, April 27th at 2pm due to public demand for tickets. One of the greatest tales of love and loss, Puccini's Tosca runs April 19, 23, 25 & 27 2008 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Tickets for the hold-over performance go on sale February 11th.

"We opened our current season with a new built-in-Calgary production of Rigoletto, followed by the Canadian premiere of The Ballad of Baby Doe, which opens this week," says W.R. (Bob) McPhee, General Director & CEO. "We're thrilled to end the mainstage season with one of the most beloved tragedies in the repertoire, and to open up another performance for people to attend. The extra performance will give newcomers to opera a chance to get excellent seats to this grand opera experience as well as giving our core audience an opportunity to share this opera with family and friends."

The Calgary Opera production features an all-star cast including Soprano Michele Capalbo making her company debut in the title role, Tenor Marc Hervieux (Frobisher 2007) as Cavaradossi, and Baritone Gałętan Laperrił«re (Filumena 2003) as the evil Scarpia. Rounding out the cast are Baritone Phillip Addis in his Calgary Opera debut, Bass-Baritone Brian McIntosh (Cinderella 2007), Tenor Stephen Bell (alumnus of the Calgary Opera Emerging Artist Development Program 2006-2007), and Baritone Steven Pitkanen (Tales of Hoffmann 2004). Robert Dean conducts, Michael Cavanagh directs.

Tosca is sponsored by Nexen, with the Calgary Opera Chorus sponsored by Petro-Canada. Tickets for the hold-over performance go on sale February 11th and range from $36 - $133. Tickets are available by calling Calgary Opera at 262-7286 or at

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For further information, please contact: Helen Moore-Parkhouse, Calgary Opera 802-3406, or

Helen Moore-Parkhouse
Director of Development & Marketing
Calgary Opera

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