You’re Painting The Fresco!

May 17, 2024 | Announcements

Rome’s Castel Sant’Angelo is the setting for the intense and fast-moving action in Tosca, and from its wall Tosca plunges to her death.

Built by the Roman Emperor Hadrian as a mausoleum for himself and his family, the edifice has served many purposes over time and has remained one of Rome’s most distinctive and evocative. In the 16th century, Pope Paul III commissioned prominent painters such as Marco Pino to decorate the walls of his apartments in the Castel. The result is the sumptuous Sala Paolina, covered in frescoes depicting scenes from the life of Alexander the Great. 

Opera Wilmington has set a goal of $10,000 to finish our newest creation: Puccini’s Tosca. With each gift toward that goal, we’ll “paint” a bit more of one of Pino’s frescoes.

Make your donation now and remember that all donors of at least $300 since August 1, 2023 will be invited to our special reception following the July 21 performance of Tosca


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