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GIACOMO PUCCINI

TOSCA

13 - 22 JUNE 2019

LYRIC THEATRE QPAC

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 will transport QPAC’s Lyric Theatre to 1970s Italy where political and religious tensions are at breaking point.

Tosca, a famous opera singer, is devoted to painter Cavaradossi but Scarpia, the tyrannical Chief of Police, has his own plans for her. What ensues is a gripping tale of lust, betrayal and cold-blooded murder that careens at breakneck pace.

This new production directed by Opera Queensland’s Artistic Director Patrick Nolan and conducted by Oliver von Dohnányi features an all-star company headlined by New York-based Australian soprano Rachelle Durkin, Angus Wood, Sam Hartley and José Carbó.

In a world of political tyranny and widespread intolerance, Tosca offers a timeless plea for artistic and political freedom.

This is opera where women are not afraid to fight for their right to be equal.

DATES & TICKETS

Thursday 13 June, 7.30pm
Saturday 15 June, 7.30pm
Tuesday 18 June, 6.30pm
Thursday 20 June, 7.30pm
Saturday 22 June, 1.30pm

Lyric Theatre QPAC

Pre-concert talk 1 hour prior to all performances except 13 & 20 June.
Audio descriptions available 18 June.
Sung in Italian with English Surtitles.
Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including one 20 minute interval.

Tickets from $94 – $184

COSTUME DESIGNS

Tosca costume design sketches by Dale Ferguson

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CREATIVE TEAM

Conductor Oliver von Dohnányi
Director Patrick Nolan
Sets and Costumes Dale Ferguson
Lighting Mark Howett

CAST

Tosca Rachelle Durkin
Cavaradossi Angus Wood
Scarpia José Carbó
Sciarrone David Hibbard
Angelotti Sam Hartley
Sacristan & Jailer Shaun Brown

Opera Queensland Chorus
Queensland Symphony Orchestra

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