RUTLAND—The Paramount Theatre in Rutland will feature three events this week sure to keep audiences swooning.
On Saturday, Jan. 27, patrons can screen “Tosca – Puccini” Live from the Metropolitan Opera, at 12:55 p.m. Sir David McVicar’s ravishing new production offers a splendid backdrop for two extraordinary sopranos sharing the title role of the jealous prima donna: Sonya Yoncheva and Anna Netrebko. Vittorio Grigolo and Marcelo Álvarez alternate in the role of “Tosca’s” revolutionary artist lover Cavaradossi, with Sir Bryn Terfel, Michael Volle, and Željko Lučić as the depraved police chief Scarpia. Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts. Tickets are $23 for adults, and $10 for students. Run time is just about four hours, and includes two 30-minute intermissions.
At 7:30 p.m. that evening, “The ‘Newly’wed Game Rutland” will be presented again this year, where local couples test their knowledge of one another, and help raise money to support local food shelves and the Salvation Army. Featuring the following couples — Dan and Leslie Doenges, Trish and Claus Bartenstein, Karri and Ann Tomasi, “Uncle” Dave and Kate Tibbs, Russ and Renee Marsan, Mike and Missi Delehanty, Gene Jennings and Fred Garrow, and Kim and Henry Heck — watch them compete in a live version of the popular TV show, with host Ed Kelly posing questions guaranteed to make for a raucous night. Tickets are $30-$35.
Then on Sunday, Jan. 28, VSO’s Sunday Matinee Series featuring the VSO Chorus will take to the stage at 3 p.m. Jaime Laredo and Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo conduct a program that will include “Legacy” by the late Robert De Cormier, “Lux Aeterna” by MOrten Lauridsen, and Schubert’s Symphony No. 9.
For ticket to any of these or other shows, visit paramountvt.org.