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Patrick Nolan’s critically acclaimed Tosca tours Queensland in 2020.
Often described as the greatest opera of them all, Tosca embraces the grand themes of the human spirit brought to life by the Italian master, Giacomo Puccini.
Set in 1970s Italy, step back to a world of iconic style and lush glamour at a time of dramatic political and social change. Tosca, a famous opera singer, is devoted to the painter Cavaradossi but Scarpia, the tyrannical Chief of Police, has his own plans for her. What ensues is a gripping tale of lust, betrayal and cold-blooded murder that careens at breakneck pace.
Opera Queensland stars Antoinette Halloran, Rosario La Spina, and José Carbó shine alongside the Company’s Community Chorus and Queensland Symphony Orchestra Ensemble as conducted by Vanessa Scammell.
In a world of political tyranny and widespread intolerance, Tosca offers a timeless plea for artistic and political freedom.
This is opera where women are not afraid to fight for their right to be equal.
“Even if you don’t think you’re into opera you should see this production.” THE COURIER MAIL
Tosca ANTOINETTE HALLORAN
Cavaradossi ROSARIO LA SPINA
Scarpia JOSÉ CARBÓ
Spoletta GREGORY MASSINGTAM
Sciarrone DAVID HIBBARD
Angelotti SAM HARTLEY
Sacristan / Gaoler SHAUN BROWN
Conductor DANE LAM
Director PATRICK NOLAN
Set & Costume Designer DALE FERGUSON
Lighting Designer MARK HOWETT
Assistant Director LAURA HANSFORD
QUEENSLAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA ENSEMBLE
OPERA QUEENSLAND COMMUNITY AND CHILDREN’S CHORUSES
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Approximately 2hrs and 30mins including one interval.
Warning: contains adult themes, graphic violence and gunshot effects.
- Oven baked meatballs with mozzarella and pesto
- Puttanesca pizza - roasted garlic, tomato and sherry based sauce with capers, prosciutto and olives - g/f on request
- Polenta uncia - v & g/f
- Chicken alla cacciatora – braised chicken marylands with mushroom, sage, tomato and red wine g/f
- Pappardelle with hearty oxtail stew
- Eggplant parmigiana - v & g/f.
- $18 Antipasto Platter
- $12 Trio of Dips Platter
- $25 Hot Finger Food Platter
Why not make your experience complete and enjoy one of our amazing platters?
Platters are available to pre-order online and limited platters will be available to purchase pre-show and at interval (if applicable), until sold out. To avoid disappointment, please pre-order.
Antipasto Platter Gouda, Smoked Cheese, Brie, Cheddar, Apricots, Dates, Olives, Cocktail Onions, Gherkins, Salami, Kabana and Crackers (GF and vegetarian options available).
Trio of Dips 3 individual dip options served with fried tortilla chips (GF options available).
Hot Finger Food Platter for 2 Chef’s selection of 5 items. Selection will vary on seasonal change.
Pre-order cut-off: Platters only available to pre-order until 12pm the day of the event, unless the event is on a weekend, then cut-off is Friday before the event at 12pm.
Collection at the event: Platters will be available for collection at the Bar.
Buy at the event: Limited platters will be available to purchase at the event from the bar pre-show and at interval (if applicable) until sold out.
Please note: You are not able to take food into the Auditorium. We do encourage you to come along to the venue one hour prior to the show, so that you have plenty of time to enjoy it. Alternatively, if arriving late, just let our bar staff know that you’d like to pick up the platter from our Interval Drinks table at interval (if applicable).
Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre aims to ensure our venues and performances are welcoming and accessible. If you have any questions about access requirements, please contact the Box Office before purchasing tickets.
Wheelchair seats/spaces are available for all events. These seats/spaces can be booked by contacting our Box Office on (07) 4961 9777. All levels of the MECC carpark are fully wheelchair accessible.
Hearing Receivers are available in the Auditorium and a Hearing Loop is available in the Plenary Halls. To access this equipment simply enquire at the Box Office prior to event. Please contact the Box Office (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person for more information.
Companion Card holders are entitled to a complimentary companion ticket to all performances. The cardholder must provide their Companion Card details when making bookings and present the valid ID card to receive their ticket/s from the Box Office. To access this program, please contact the box office on (07) 4961 9777 or visit us in person.
Your membership entitles you to purchase 4x tickets (per show) at the discounted MECC Card price, providing you personally present your membership card.
Membership cards are not transferable - only the card holder can purchase discounted MECC member tickets.
When you join the MECC card membership you receive the following benefits:
- Discounted tickets for a big range of selected shows
- Be the first to know about special offers