by Giacomo Puccini
A SHABBY LITTLE SHOCKER – that’s how one critic described one of Puccini’s best-loved operas. Why? Maybe because when we thrill to the glorious music we forget the reality: a tragic tale of political persecution, rape and murder. In this first new production of Tosca in almost 30 years, director Christopher Alden reminds us with a bold and unflinching vision.
FLORIA TOSCA AND HER LOVER Mario Cavaradossi are embroiled in a plot to help a friend escape from prison. Baron Scarpia, the chief of police, is determined to extract the truth from Cavaradossi, and a kiss – and the rest – from Tosca. Will she sacrifice herself to save her lover?
I LIVED FOR ART, I LIVED FOR LOVE...
Tosca’s famous aria is one of opera’s greatest moments. Hear the soaring voices of Takesha Meshé Kizart and Nicole Youl as Tosca, alongside a cast of stars including John Wegner, Rosario La Spina, Carlo Barricelli and Warwick Fyfe plus the unforgettable Opera Australia Chorus.