× Menu

Opera Queensland

Book Now Donate Now Email Updates



13 - 22 JUNE 2019


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.


Thursday 13 & Saturday 15, 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 50 minutes including two intervals.

Single tickets from $94 – $184 → on sale 1 February 2019
Package tickets from $63 –$123 → enjoy savings of up to 33%


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


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