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Puccini

Tosca

“Love, Murder And Suicide All Play Their Part In A Tragic Tale Of War-Torn Love”

Festival Theatre

12 Nov - 19 Nov 2016
Season Closed

Tosca is one Giacomo Puccini’s masterpieces, full of strong drama, with a palpable atmosphere of dread, based on events set in Rome on the afternoon, evening and morning of the 17th and 18th June 1800.

REVIEWS

"Nicholas Braithwaite led a sensitive and nuanced performance of the score, exploring the many colours in the rich orchestration and musical tone painting for which this work is famous"

Limelight Leah Blankendaal

"Ladner's rich, powerful voice conveyed enormous versatility, able to move one to tears as when she sang that final duet, or as earlier with her wistfully reflective prayer “Vissi d’arte”."

Bachtrack Brain Angus

"The State Opera show begins with action and doesn’t cease its momentum until the dying notes."

In Daily Greg Elliott

Conductor
Nicholas Braithwaite
Director
Cath Dadd
Designer
Ashley Martin-Davies
Lighting Designer
Nigel Levings

Floria Tosca
Kate Ladner
Mario Cavaradossi
Rosario La Spina
Baron Scarpia
Mario Bellanova
Angelotti
Jeremy Tatchell
Sacristan
John Bolton Wood
Sciarrone
Pelham Andrews
The Gaoler
Robert England
with

State Opera Chorus
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra