The Tacoma Opera sits in the shadow of the Seattle Opera with its internationally acclaimed performances of The Ring. Like all arts organizations they've faced their challenges, but they've revamped their company and are rolling out three fan favorites this season, Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Verdi's La traviata and Peter Brooks' adaptation of the Bizet classic, La tragédie de Carmen.
Jose Rubio sings the Silvo-Nedda duet with Megan Hart:
The Tacoma Opera is partnering with the Tacoma Symphony for two of the operas and giving more members of the Young Artists program an opportunity to perform onstage with better known artists. Noel Koran, who took over the company in January, will also direct two of the operas. He's also cast fan favorite Jose Rubio as Guglielmo in Cosi fan tutte, which should add some luster to the season. Rubio is a graduate of the Portland Opera Studio, which was one of last year's beneficiaries of the Barihunk Charity Calendar.
The Tacoma Young Artists will perform a fully staged version of La Tragédie de Carmen.
The season opens on November 2nd with Cosi fan tutte. Visit their website for additional performance information or to purchase tickets.