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Tosca

When

Thursday 17 June from 7:30pm to 10pm Saturday 19 June from 7:30pm to 10pm

An opera in 3 acts by Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Giacosa, and Luigi Illica. Based on the play La Tosca by Victorien Sardou.

"The avenging dawn appears, and makes the wicked tremble! Now liberty is rising, and tyranny will fall!" ...

Against a brutal, oppressive state and its enforcers, a young rebellion rises. Artists, musicians, political revolutionaries - they fight in a world where fates and lives can turn on a whim, and the systems in control are tightly intertwined. Can those systems ever really be dismantled? 

Tosca premiered in Rome, 1900, but remains frighteningly pertinent today. Puccini's gripping, yet deeply moving, music drama is a piece for our world, here and now. 

Where?

Pitt Street Uniting Church, 264 Pitt Street, Sydney

Pitt Street Uniting Church is accessible by public transport - the closest train and light rail station is Town Hall (2-3 minutes' walk), and buses run from the QVB, Town Hall, Castlereagh St, and Elizabeth St (all within 3 minutes' walk). 

There is very limited paid parking nearby (closest parking station is the QVB).

Who?

  • Music Director - Edwin Spark

  • Director - Menila Moineaux

Cast

  • Floria Tosca - Rebecca Moret

  • Mario Cavaradossi - Samanta Lestavel

  • Baron Scarpia - Sitiveni Talei

  • Cesare Angelotti - Matthew Avery

  • The Sacristan - Alexandra Nixon

  • Spoletta - Ella Orehek-Coddington

  • Sciarrone - Andrew Pennycuick

  • A Shepherd - Joanna Brooke

  • A Jailer - Matthew Gaskin

Chorus -

  • Hannah Burton

  • Sarah Cherlin

  • Raymond Dubber

  • Tarryn Frappell

  • Tony Guyot

  • Richard Heagren-Gibbs

  • Melanie Jha

  • Andrew Taylor Knight

  • Abner Masson-Cox

  • Amelia Myers

  • Tobias Page

  • Fi Peel

  • Kate Wilmot

  • Marcus Wong

  • Noriko Yamanaka

  • Priscilla Yuen

Information to note

Pay-as-you-feel admission, online or at the door. We will have cash and card donation options at the door.

We encourage you to book in advance. Doors will open 15 minutes prior to the performance, and seating is unreserved.

All profits from this production will go to organisations working for justice reform.

Please note that this production contains highly distressing themes, and is not intended for audiences under 15 years of age. We encourage you to contact us at thecooperativesydney@gmail.com for further information or with any concerns, and we will assist however possible.

This production is generously supported by the City of Sydney.

Covid-safe information

Both we and our venue have Covid-safe plans.

In line with current covid-safe guidelines in NSW, you must check in upon arrival, and must not attend performances if you are unwell. You are warmly welcome to wear a mask during the performance.

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