Opera Guild of Rochester Tours

Guild Tour to Finger Lakes Opera to see Puccini's Tosca August 13 at 2 pm

Finger Lakes Opera Presents Puccini's Tosca

The Opera Guild of Rochester has scheduled a tour to see Puccini’s Tosca presented by Finger Lakes Opera (FLO) under the direction of artistic director, Gerry Floriano. We will be attending the 2 pm matinee on Sunday August 13th at the FLO's new venue at the Canandaigua Academy on 435 East Street, Canandaigua NY 14424.

A fiery prima donna is forced to play a role she never imagined when she becomes trapped between her allegiance to her true lover and the scheming of a treacherous police chief who will stop at nothing in his lust for her. FLO's production will feature critically acclaimed Metropolitan Opera soprano Jennifer Rowley as Floria Tosca, Yeghishe Manucharyan as Mario Cavaradossi, and Cory Crider as Baron Scarpia. Tosca will be presented in Italian with projected English supertitles.

The cost is $130.00 per person, which includes a $10.00 tax deductible contribution to the Guild. The price includes prime seats combined with dinner at Richardson’s Canal House after the performance. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation. Carpooling is recommended. The deadline to reserve your tickets is July 30, 2017. Click here to download our flyer and book your seat for Tosca. For any questions, call Helga Strasser at 586-2274 or e-mail Helgas@rochester.rr.com Limited to 20 participants.

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Opera Guild of Rochester


Puccini's Tosca

Metropolitan Opera 2017 Fall Tour

The Guild organizes informal group trips to the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. The Guild will buy tickets and make group hotel and restaurant reservations. Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements.

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Additional Information:

You can choose one, two or all three operas! We will order opera tickets in the price range of your choice, reserve hotel rooms, make arrangements for pre-performance dinners, and book your flight, if requested.

Our hotel will be the Watson Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn) on 57th St. between 9th and 10th Avenues. You are welcome to make your own hotel arrangements. If you desire to share a room, it is your responsibility to find a roommate. Individual hotel bills are to be paid at check-out. (It is possible that we may be able to negotiate an attractive group rate. If so, registered attendees will be notified.)

Opera tickets have to be paid at the time of your order. We will pay the restaurant checks and bill you later. Travel arrangements to New York City are the responsibility of the participants. If you need help with airline reservations, call Helga Strasser at (585) 586-2274 or e-mail helgas@rochester.rr.com.

If you'd like to take a Met Opera Backstage Tour, please indicate on the reservation form. The tours start at 3:30 pm and last about 1½ hours. The price is about $16.00.