Jennifer Rowley reprises the title role of Tosca at the Seoul Arts Center on April 30. A signature role for Ms. Rowley, she captivated audiences with her alluring performance of the Puccini heroine at the Metropolitan Opera earlier this month. Marking her debut in South Korea, Ms. Rowley shares the stage with Massimo Giordano, Lucio Gallo, Doo Young Lee, Seung Min Sung, Seung Jin Yang, Joon Seuk Lee, and Sang-Eun Lee. John Fiore conducts the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, the Grande Opera Chorus, and the cpbc Boys & Girls’ Choir. More information and tickets available via Seoul Arts Center.
Previous critical acclaim as Tosca:
“What a breath of fresh air just one change can make to an entire production. In the role of Tosca, Jennifer Rowley exuded allure from the start, purring out the third “Mario!” before her entrance in a way that spoke volumes of her relationship with Cavaradossi. Rowley molded her fiery passion to suit Tosca’s changing mood, using it at one moment to warm and in the next to burn … David McVicar’s ambitious production of “Tosca” managed to enamor the audience of the January 12 performance not only through its captivating set, but the magnetism of its cast, especially Jennifer Rowley playing Floria Tosca in one of the opera world’s most prominent stages. Audiences will have much to look forward to when she tackles the role of Leonora in “Il Trovatore” later this month.” (Operawire)