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TOSCA

8 - 29 August 2020

Queensland Tour

Patrick Nolan’s critically acclaimed Tosca tours Queensland in 2020.

Often described as the greatest opera of them all, Tosca embraces the grand themes of the human spirit brought to life by the Italian master, Giacomo Puccini.

Set in 1970s Italy, step back to a world of iconic style and lush glamour at a time of dramatic political and social change.

Tosca, a famous opera singer, is devoted to the 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.

Antoinette Halloran headlines an all-star cast with the Queensland Symphony Orchestra Ensemble conducted by Vanessa Scammell.

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.

“Even if you don’t think you’re into opera you should see this production.” THE COURIER MAIL

CAST

Tosca Antoinette Halloran
Cavaradossi Rosario La Spina
Scarpia José Carbó
Spoletta Gregory Massingham
Sciarrone David Hibbard
Angelotti Sam Hartley
Sacristan / Gaoler Shaun Brown

CREATIVE TEAM

Conductor Vanessa Scammell
Director Patrick Nolan
Set and Costume Designer Dale Ferguson
Lighting Designer Mark Howett
Assistant Director Laura Hansford

Queensland Symphony Orchestra Ensemble
Opera Queensland Community and Children’s Choruses

Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Approximately 2 hours and 30 mins including one 20 minute interval.

QUEENSLAND TOUR

Cairns
Saturday 8 August, 7.30pm | Cairns Performing Arts Centre

Townsville
Wednesday 12August, 7.30pm | Townsville Civic Theatre

Mackay
Saturday 15 August, 7.30pm | Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre

Rockhampton
Wednesday 19 August, 7.30pm | Pilbeam Theatre Rockhampton

Gladstone
Saturday 22 August, 7.30pm | Gladstone Entertainment Centre

Toowoomba
Wednesday 26 August, 7.30pm | Empire Theatre Toowoomba

Gold Coast
Saturday 29 August, 7.30pm | HOTA: Home of the Arts, Gold Coast

Please contact regional centres for bookings.

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