Emotionworks Cut Opera presents Puccini's Tosca
Puccini’s 'Tosca' bound in Blues, Soul and R&B’ to be performed at the infamous Pentridge Prison.
This fast moving 90 minute adaptation of Tosca is updated and fused with the best classic Blues, Soul and R&B songs reflecting this dark and menacing tale about love, lust, brutality and corruption.
What is Tosca?
Tosca is 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.
The imposing Pentridge site brings this story to life by performing in a real life prison setting while the grunt of the Blues, Soul and R&B 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.
The show includes an optional guided tour of the site and the heritage prison cells.
Dates and times of shows
- Saturday 22 April, 3.30 pm
- Saturday 22 April, 7.30 pm
- Sunday 23 April, 4 pm
- Saturday 29 April, 3.30 pm
- Saturday 29 April, 7.30 pm
- Sunday 30 April, 4 pm
- Saturday 6 May, 7.30 pm
- Sunday 7 May, 4 pm
Emotionworks Cut Opera
Julie Edwardson, Director
Phone: 0408 687 305