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by Giacomo Puccini

Starring Lauren Flanigan  | Directed by  David Grabarkewitz

Puccini wrote his classic gut-wrenching tale of drama and tragedy in 1899. Come see Miss Lauren Flanigan, who Time magazine called “the thinking mans diva,” in her international debut as Tosca in a new production of this startling masterpiece.  In Italian with Spanish and English supertitles.

  • Thursday, March 19
  • Saturday, March 21
  • Abraham Chavez Theatre

TICKETS: available NOW by calling the Opera office at 915-581-5534,


Lauren Flanigan – Hailed by Time magazine as “The thinking man’s diva,” Ms. Flanigan is a known interpreter of works from living composers to Verdi. Star of The New York City Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala Opera and The San Francisco Opera, Ms. Flanigan returns to El Paso in 2015.  “… Flanigan proved once again her ability to turn any kind of note-spinning into the most exhilarating art.” (San Fransisco Chronicle)

David Grabarkewitz – Named artistic and general director of El Paso Opera in 2009, Mr. Grabarkewitz has brought new productions of The Magic Flute, La bohème, West Side Story, The Barber of Seville and Madame Butterfly to El Paso. His staging of Madame Butterfly for PBS won the Emmy® Award in 2008 for Best Prime Time Live Classical Music or Dance.

Barry Steele – For more than a decade, Barry Steele has lit opera productions for companies in the United States and France including San Francisco Opera Center, Portland Opera, Nashville Opera, El Paso Opera and Nantes Opera.  One of America’s great artists, his video and lighting designs have defined contemporary opera nationwide, including Lost Highway, The Lighthouse, Surrender Road, Casanova and The Fall of the House of Usher.

Russell Parkman – Russell Parkman’s amazing work has been seen at El Paso Opera in the revolutionary scenic designs for The Barber of Seville and the critically acclaimed La bohème. His work has also been featured at The Cleveland Playhouse; Portland Center stage; SMU, where he has been teaching for 12 years; and the Teatro Popular in Bogota, Columbia.