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Soprano Jennifer Rowley to Sing Title Role in The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Performances of "Tosca"

May 2, 2018

She replaces Sonya Yoncheva, who has withdrawn due to illness

 

(Philadelphia, May 2, 2018)—Soprano Jennifer Rowley has graciously agreed to appear in the title role of The Philadelphia Orchestra’s upcoming performances of Tosca. The performances will take place as scheduled on May 12, 16, and 19. 

 

Sonya Yoncheva, originally scheduled to perform in the role, has regrettably withdrawn due to a double ear infection. She must continue medical treatment in Europe and is not permitted to travel by plane for the next weeks on her doctor's orders.

 

Ms. Rowley is acclaimed worldwide for her unforgettable voice and remarkable stage presence. In the 2017-18 season, following performances of the same title role with Nashville Opera, she returned to the Metropolitan Opera in its new production of Tosca, where she presented a “magnificent” (ZEALnyc) portrayal. She later starred as Leonora in Il trovatore on the Met stage, celebrated as “glorious, showing the listener the range her instrument truly possesses” (Operawire). For more information on Ms. Rowley, please visit http://jenniferrowley.com/.

 

TOSCA

 

May 12 at 8:00 PM—Saturday evening—Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

May 16 at 7:30 PM—Wednesday evening—Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

May 19 at 8:00 PM—Saturday evening—Verizon Hall at The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts

 

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor

Jennifer RowleySoprano (Tosca)—Philadelphia Orchestra Debut

Yusif Eyvazov Tenor (Cavaradossi)—Philadelphia Orchestra Debut

Ambrogio Maestri Baritone (Scarpia)—Philadelphia Orchestra Debut

Philadelphia Symphonic Choir (Joe Miller, director)

James Alexander Stage Director

 

Puccini

Tosca

 

Jennifer Rowley appears courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera.

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CONTACTS:                                                     

Ashley Berke                                        Amanda N. Conte

215.893.1939                                        215.893.3136

aberke@philorch.org                            aconte@philorch.org

 

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