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Tosca: Opening night

November 12, 2014 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Opera Australia’s new season of Tosca runs from 12 November – 13 December at the Arts Centre. For full details go to www.opera.org.au

“Vissi d’arte, vissi d’amore,” Tosca bemoans her fate. “I lived for art; I lived for love.”

John Bell, the Australian doyen of Shakespeare, has transplanted Tosca’s story to 1943, when Mussolini’s successors abandoned Rome to the invading German armies.  Michael Scott-Mitchell’s sets recreate the radiant, baroque interior of  Sant’Andrea della Valle church and, in cruel contrast, the grim, fascist architecture of Scarpia’s headquarters.


ToscaMartina Serafin (until 29 November)
Jacqueline Mabardi
CavaradossiDiego Torre
ScarpiaClaudio Sgura



November 12, 2014
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm