9 Mar 2019 Once Only Event
This fast moving 90-minute adaptation of Puccini’s Tosca is updated and fused with thebest classic Blues, Soul and R&B songs reflecting this dark and menacing tale about love, lust, brutality and corruption. This is Opera Fusion.
Tosca – An opera diva admired and pursued by the evil and corrupt head of police, Scarpia. Her lover Cavaradossi is imprisoned for hiding Angelotti an escaped prisoner. The story unfolds tragically. Flinders Civic Hall will bring this story to life against a background of Puccini’s beautiful music and supplemented with the grunt of the Blues, Soul and R&B—which reinforces and intensifies the emotional drive of the story. Devised and directed by award winning Opera Australia director Julie Edwardson, who continues to break new ground with her company Emotionworks Cut Opera—bringing opera to new audiences—fusing music genres and cultures.
Featuring some of Melbourne’s best operatic and contemporary voices, the cast includes Jason Wasley (Cavaradossi), Michael Lampard (Scarpia), Katrina Waters (Tosca) and blues performer Richard Woods (Angelotti) accompanied by the Cut Opera House Combo, the Sassy Soul Sirens.
Once Only Event
9 Mar 2019