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The 2017-2018 season opens, and Lifelong Learners again head south for the tenth trip to the popular Opera Omaha’s series. With its recognizable music and memorable story, Giacomo Puccini’s classic, “Tosca,” remains one of the favorites in the operatic canon. In fact, “Tosca” is the fifth most performed opera in the world.

“Tosca” is story of love, lust, religion and politics fatally colliding in Puccini’s beloved masterpiece. First performed in January, 1900, the opera’s story is historical fiction but with its setting in real places in Rome. Adapted from the play “La Tosca” by Victorien Sardou, the story features one of the most lecherous characters in all of opera. Scarpia, the chief of police, will stop at nothing to possess the beautiful Floria Tosca, who must give the ultimate performance in a desperate attempt to save Cavaradossi, the artist she loves.

For this co-production of Opera Omaha and Boston Lyric Opera, conductor Carlos Izcaray makes his Opera Omaha debut. Director Crystal Manich returns following her widely heralded production of “La Boheme” last fall. Soprano Lee Bissel, star of Opera Omaha’s recent “The Girl of the Golden West,” returns to sing the title role as another Puccini heroine.

We’ll leave WITCC at 9 a.m. and travel in comfort by motor coach to Omaha. A delicious lunch in Omaha is included in your fee. The opera performance begins at 2 p.m. and ends at approximately 5 p.m. We will be back in Sioux City by 7 p.m.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017; 9 A.M. TO 7 P.M. 

Location: Park in Parking Lot 2B. The bus will arrive at 8:30 a.m. for boarding.
Fee: $110 (includes ticket, meal, and transport) Max: 53 / Min: 24
Lifelong Learning membership required
Course #18/FY-CPDV-2737-01
Waiver #18/FY-CPDV-2737-02

Early registration is strongly recommended. Full payment is due on booking. For an additional fee of $20, you may purchase the cancellation waiver which provides a refund of the trip price at any time for any reason. We regret that there can be no refunds unless you have purchased the waiver. The waiver must be purchased at the time of the ticket purchase. 


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