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June 24, 2021
Giacomo Puccini’s tragic romance Tosca has had a history on the San Francisco Opera stage stretching back to the company’s first season in 1923. And over that time span — nearly a century in length — the company has racked up stories of Toscas come and gone. Goofy stories. Heartbreaking stories. Inspiring stories.
Though bass-baritone Alfred Walker has played a variety of roles, he has become best known perhaps for his villains—and he's about to add a new name to his lineup with his role debut as Baron Scarpia in 2021's Tosca. Find out how he gets into character in this new interview.
May 27, 2021
Maybe you’ve seen her: the commanding presence patrolling the lobby of the War Memorial Opera House, curly hair and eyes smiling behind a pair of glasses.
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