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Tosca

A gripping tale of love, lust and betrayal unfolding at breakneck pace.

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Category: Opera
Show: Tosca
Company: Opera Australia
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Tosca

Date: 3 Feb 2021

Three ominous chords ring out of the orchestra pit and the mood is set.

On stage, the soaring marble columns are brilliant with light, but somewhere out of sight, a shadow looms.

A runaway prisoner bursts into the chapel and the opera takes off: a gripping tale of love, lust and betrayal unfolding at breakneck pace.

Tosca has everything: a real and worldly love, an extraordinary heroine and the greatest villain in all of opera.

Puccini’s evocative music intensifies the emotion at every turn. Combined with John Bell’s thoughtful production set in Nazi-occupied Rome, the effect is “epic, absorbing and shattering” (The Sydney Morning Herald).

Conductor Andrea Battistoni leads a cast including Carmen Giannattasio ( in her Opera Australia debut as Floria Tosca), Diego Torre and Marco Vratogna.

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