From Stephanie Adrian

Dr. Adrian’s review of North Carolina Opera’s Tosca

http://operanews.com/operanews/templates/content.aspx?id=18364 At a time when opera companies are calling it quits out of financial necessity, North Carolina Opera has emerged in Raleigh.  Here’s my review of NCO’s inaugural production starring Cynthia Lawrence, Grant Youngblood, and Steven Harrison.   Tosca RALEIGH, NC North Carolina Opera      10/17/10 North Carolina Opera — newly formed from a merger between two smaller pre-existing companies, Opera Company of North Carolina and Capital Opera Raleigh — opened its first-ever season with an inspiring production of Puccini’s Tosca (seen Oct. 17). General director Eric Mitchko kicked off the evening with a greeting to the patrons, saying, “Opera is essential. Opera…