This is power
Often described as the greatest opera of them all, Tosca embraces the grand themes of the human spirit brought to life by one of the greatest composers of them all, Giacomo Puccini.
Tosca, a famous singer, is devoted to the artist Cavaradossi but Scarpia, the Chief of Police, has other plans and shows no remorse in his intent to destroy their love. Tosca is a strong woman in a male dominated world. Refusing to submit to a system that wants to mercilessly exploit her, she works to tear it apart – but there’s a terrible cost. This is opera where women are not afraid to fight for their right to be equal.
Conductor Oliver von Dohnányi
Director Patrick Nolan
Sets and Costumes Dale Ferguson
Lighting Mark Howett
Chorus Master Narelle French
Assistant Director Laura Hansford
Fight Director Nigel Poulton
Tosca Rachelle Durkin
Cavaradossi Angus Wood
Scarpia José Carbó
Spoletta Gregory Massingham
Sciarrone David Hibbard
Angelotti Sam Hartley
Sacristan & Gaoler Shaun Brown
Cleaner (Shepherd Solo) Jessica Low
Opera Queensland Chorus
Opera Queensland Children’s Chorus
Queensland Symphony Orchestra
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Free pre-performance talks for Tosca will commence one hour before the performance and last approximately 25 minutes. The talks will take place inside the theatre on Saturday, 15 June 2019 at 6:30pm, Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at 5:30pm and Saturday, 22 June 2018 at 12:30pm.
This production contains graphic violence and gunshot effects.
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