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Opera Australia: Tosca at the Margaret Court Arena

May 25 @ 7:30 pm - May 30 @ 10:10 pm

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$59 – $249

Love. Jealousy. Betrayal.

“Ah! Tosca.” Scarpia growls it, lust in his voice, danger in his eyes. Tosca thinks of her lover, his captive. How far will she go to save him?

Opera’s greatest thriller is a taut tale of passion and betrayal, taking place over just 24 hours in Rome. Renowned prima donna Tosca is in love with Cavaradossi, a painter and revolutionary. When the sadistic Chief of Police Scarpia tries to crush them, our heroine finds the strength to do the unspeakable.

Puccini’s music is sensational: from the overpowering choral power of the famous Te Deum, Tosca’s ode to art ‘Vissi d’arte’ and the haunting tenor showpiece ‘E lucevan le stelle’ as Cavaradossi faces death.

When the final note rings into silence, and you pick your jaw up off the floor, you’ll feel an extraordinary emotional release.

In this acclaimed, five-star production from Opera North, director Edward Dick writes the tension large upon the stage. A stunning renaissance fresco colours a gilded dome hanging over the performers. Dramatic, stadium-style lights by Lee Curran put a razor focus on the unfolding action, revealing beauty and menace in turn.

Tosca is the perfect first taste of opera, and one opera lovers return to again and again, to experience how music can bring great stories to emotional highs. Tosca has it all: romance, action and an unforgettable ending.

Performed in the Margaret Court Arena with all the drama and scale of an epic theatrical experience, this will be very special night at the opera.

May 24, 25, 28, 29, 30 at 7:30pm; May 26 at 1:00pm

Margaret Court Arena Olympic Blvd, Melbourne

Approximately 2 hours and 40 minutes, including two intervals.

Performed in Italian with English surtitles.

PLEASE NOTE: This production contains depictions of violence, including violence against women, sexual violence, murder and suicide.


May 25 @ 7:30 pm
May 30 @ 10:10 pm
$59 – $249
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Margaret Court Arena
Olympic Boulevard
Melbourne, Victoria Australia
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