‘Tosca’ Grips

By Richard Mineards   |   October 11, 2022
Some of the Ojai Pixies with parents and attendees (photo by Priscilla)

The venerable Granada Theatre was almost packed to overflowing when Opera Santa Barbara staged a magnificent version of Puccini’s beloved masterpiece Tosca.

Artistic director Kostis Protopapas conducted the orchestra on stage while stage director Layna Chianakas managed the complexities of the spartan production with film and still images superbly. Greek soprano Eleni Calenos excelled as the principal character with tenor Adam Diegel playing her artist beloved Mario Cavaradossi, baritone Wayne Tigges as Baron Scarpia and bass Colin Ramsey as Cesare Angelotti.

One hundred and twenty-two years after its debut in Rome, the three-act production featuring torture, murder, and suicide has lost none of its extraordinary impact…

Nicholas Burlett, Jessie Dove, and Kostis Protopapas (photo by Priscilla)

shing at Lucky’s… Actor Andy Garcia checking out the Ritz-Carlton Bacara.

Pip! Pip! Be safe, wear a mask when necessary, and get vaccinated.


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