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Opera Queensland

Patrick Nolan’s critically acclaimed Tosca comes to the Gold Coast 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.

Please note, Tosca is sung in Italian with English surtitles.

Presented by HOTA, Home of the Arts


“Even if you dopn’t think you’re into opera you should see this production.”

“A production whose intelliegence and clarity successfully merged great opera with withering social commentary.” The Australian

“Reminiscent of a fast-paced thriller… truly unbelievable to watch and listen.” The Creative Issue

“…an extravaganza; a unique and successful revitalising of one of the world’s most sacrosanct cultural artefacts.” XS Entertainment


Opportunity to appear onstage with Opera Queensland.

Project Tosca is a large, ambitious project in which Opera Queensland will work with seven Queensland communities to find & train local performers for a 2020 tour of Tosca.

Aspiring performers from the Gold Coast – will have the opportunity to audition for a coveted spot.

During Project Tosca, around 400 successful applicants will participate in a program of free professional training in singing, stagecraft and Italian language skills before taking to the stage alongside Queensland’s best singers and with musicians from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra.

Auditions to find 40 adult and 16 children chorus members will occur on 29th & 30th April with the Tosca regional tour performing at HOTA on Friday 28th & Saturday 29 August.


Eats & Drinks before the show?

We highly recommend booking at our Café and our foyer bar is open 60 mins prior to performances.

Looking to book a school visit?

Visit our School Bookings page to make your school booking.

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