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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.
|Tosca||Martina Serafin (until 29 November)|