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Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. Some have had problems with Tosca’s rather grungy subject matter, the directness and intensity of its score, and the crowd-pleasing dramatic opportunities it provides. These same aspects have made Tosca one of a handful of iconic works that seem to represent opera in the public imagination.
Beethoven’s 9th Symphony – Soloist
Experience the brilliance of Andrew Norman, the Utah Symphony’s new composer-in-association. His fantasy piano concerto Suspend will envelop you with its dream-like quality of improvisation. Then buckle up for Beethoven’s final symphonic utterance, the Ninth, bursting with power and energy and culminating with the famous “Ode to Joy.” You won’t want to miss this season-launching event, which is sure to delight all music lovers.