It is said that Puccini was a true theatre composer, so he would be delighted with the talent that the Australian Opera have assembled for their latest production of Tosca. Under the direction of John Bell (Bell Shakespeare Company) and the set design of Michael Scott-Mitchell, this interpretation is being set in Mussolini’s 1940’s Italy.
All controversy aside, the themes that run through Tosca, of love, jealousy and sacrifice, are as true today as when the piece was written. Using every means to move the emotion of his audience, Puccini would be delighted that Tosca will display the talents of two divas, sharing the title role, Alexia Voulgaridou and Cheryl Barker. They are joined by the sensational tenors Yonghoon Lee and Diego Torre – while the breathtaking baritone John Wegner plays Scarpia in the legendary love triangle. Christian Badea conducts.
With such a dark, detailed theme, we recommend wearing dark, yet simple jewellery pieces that hold with the mid-century theme.