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An Opera Conductor’s Guide to “Tosca”

  • 01:00 PM
  • 970-476-0954

An Opera Conductor’s Guide to “Tosca”

With Joseph Illick and Robert Marx

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Doors open at 12:30 p.m.; program begins at 1 p.m.

Vail Interfaith Chapel | Vail

This is a free program; there is no reserved seating


In the world of opera, magic is made not only on the stage, but on the conductor’s podium and behind the scenes as well. As part of Bravo! Vail’s new Inside the Music series, this special event provides a unique perspective on “Tosca” with renowned opera expert Robert Marx and Joseph Illick, artistic director and principal conductor of Fort Worth Opera. Via an interactive interview format, guests will learn how the musical score drives the story, explore the orchestra’s role in the opera experience, and gain a unique perspective from behind the baton.
Joseph Illick is currently the artistic director and principal conductor of Fort Worth Opera. He has also served as the artistic director of Greater Miami Opera, Lake George Opera Festival, Shreveport Opera, Voices of Change (Dallas), Voces Intimae (Dallas) and Performance Santa Fe.  He has conducted for Opera Theatre of St. Louis, San Francisco Opera (Merola), Opera Omaha, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Stadttheater Aachen, Vienna Chamber Opera, Covent Garden Ensemble, Teatro Lirico d’Europa, Santa Fe Symphony, Santa Fe Pro Musica, Augusta Symphony, Miami Symphony, Nevada Opera Theater and Opera Carolina. He has given a series of performance talks on classical music in Dallas, Miami and Santa Fe. His opera “UnShakeable,” commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera, has been performed throughout New Mexico and Colorado; his opera “Feel the Tango” has been performed in Santa Fe, Fort Worth and Nashville and his children’s opera, “Frida Kahlo and the Bravest Girl in the World,” will premiere this November.
This program is generously underwritten by Sandy & Fred Pack and Bravo! Vail’s Tosca Circle