Parker ’23 and Jacob ’25 will take their places this weekend in Opera Southwest’s production of Tosca, Giacomo Puccini’s beloved masterpiece and what’s known as the “deadliest” opera in the repertoire. Jacob and Parker will both participate in the production’s children’s choir.
This is Jacob’s second opera, having performed in Pagliacci when he was in the 4th grade. He said he’s been singing in choirs since the 1st grade and also has a musical under his belt. “I think we’re going to do great,” said Jacob. “We just need a little more practice.”
Tosca will be Parker’s first opera, but he’s no stranger to the stage. He previously performed “PieJesu” from Faure’s Requiem with the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus. “It’s what led me into this,” he said. “I’m not really nervous. I’m kind of used to the performing aspect of it by now.”
The performance is set for Sunday, October 28 beginning at 2:00 pm at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. You can purchase tickets by visiting Opera Southwest’s website.