Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Fri October 5, 2012

Opera Carolina’s Tosca And Historic Salisbury

Part One: Opera Carolina’s Tosca   Opera Carolina’s season opens next week with Puccini’s Tosca. The classic was last performed in 2005 in Charlotte, and this production features new scenery, staging and an all-star cast. We’ll be joined by Maestro James Meena and two of the stars of Tosca to talk about this classic work and about performing works like it around the world.

Guests
James Meena
- Opera Carolina’s Maestro
Raul Melo - Tenor, from the Metropolitan Opera, stars in Tosca (Cavaradossi)
Jill Gardner - Soprano, stars in Tosca (Floria Tosca)

Part Two: Historic Tour in Salisbury
It’s often said that Charlotte’s history is torn down and built over, and whether that’s true or not, our next segment proves that other towns in the area have preserved and celebrate their history. One of those towns is Salisbury, North Carolina, who will hold their Annual OctoberTour, a tour of historic properties in the town coming up next weekend. We’ll welcome the organizers on for a preview.

Guests
Brian Davis
- Historic Salisbury Foundation Executive Director and author of “Lost Galveston”
Christine Wilson - Event Coordinator for the Salisbury OctoberTour
Susan Sides - President of the Board of Trustees of the Historic Salisbury Foundation and author of “Historic Salisbury and Rowan County in Vintage Postcards”

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