Operatic Fundraising Performances for 51 Walden - Our 16th Season

Giacomo Puccini


Friday June 9, 2023 - 8:00 PM

Saturday June 10, 2023 - 2:00 PM and 8:00 PM

Sunday June 11, 2023 - 2:00 PM

Pre-concert talks before each performance - at 1:15 and 7:15

General Information

Performances are June 9th at 8 PM, June 10th at 2 PM and 8 PM, and June 11th at 2 PM.

Pre-concert talks by Laura Stanfield Prichard are at 1:15 PM for afternoons and 7:15 PM for evenings.

Reserved seat tickets are $30.  Order tickets on line by clicking here or by calling 978-369-7911.

The opera is performed staged and in costume with full orchestra, sung in Italian with projected English titles.

Click here for the printed program.  Click here for detailed cast bios.

Cast and Company

Conductor: Alan Yost    Director: Laura Stanfield Prichard     Asst Director: Margretta Beaty 

Costumer: Robin Farnsley    Co-Producers: Carole Wayland and David Siktberg

In order to give more of our singers a chance to perform, we have double cast most roles.  Cast I performs Friday and Saturday evenings, Cast II performs Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Role      Cast I (nights)      Cast II (afternoons)      Cover
Floria Tosca  Margretta Beaty  Ashley Becker  Allyson Bennett
Mario Cavaradossi  Ethan Bremner (Fri)
Lucas Hickman (Sat)
  David Bozon   
Baron Scarpia Michael Prichard  James C S Liu   
Sacristan Max Rydqvist  Max Rydqvist   
Cesare Angelotti Carlo Bunyi  Carlo Bunyi  Chris Loschen
Spoletta Kartik Ayysola  Len Giambrone  Jay Hutzler
Sciarrone  Chris Loschen  Chris Loschen   
Jailer Chris Loschen   Chris Loschen  Lance Levine
Shepherd boy Alana McDermott  Alana McDermott    

Learn About Tosca

Our perennial favorite musicologist Laura Stanfield Prichard has written an informative article about Tosca - download PDF.

The Wikipedia article including plot synopsis is here:  en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tosca

Accessibility and Health

51 Walden is a fully accessible building.  The hall has had UV scrubbers installed and air purifiers placed in the lobby, and the overhead fans will be running in our high-ceilinged space.

A Fundraiser for 51 Walden

All Opera51 performances are benefit fundraisers to support operation of the 51 Walden facility.  Proceeds contribute valuable funds to the maintenance and operation of 51 Walden, a community performing arts resource supporting hundreds of local residents each week throughout the year.

Opera51 is part of 51 Walden, so checks should be made out to 51 Walden.  Donations to support 51 Walden can be made directly by clicking here, or by sending a check payable to "51 Walden" to P O Box 251, Concord, MA 01742.  Please indicate "Opera51" on the memo line of your check.  51 Walden is a 501(c)3 organization.

Last updated 6/15/2023