Tosca reboot has loads of soul

If you hate opera, you'll love this.

Promoters of Tosca say that even if you hate opera, you’ll love this.
And perhaps if you love opera, you might still love this fast moving 90-minute adaptation of Tosca that 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.
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 …
Devised and directed by award winning Opera Australia director Julie Edwardson, who continues to break new ground with her company Emotionworks Cut Opera, together with Truffleduck is bringing opera to new audiences, and Point Lonsdale is the beneficiary.
The show, featuring some of Melbourne’s best operatic and contemporary voices, includes a cast of Jason Wasley (Cavaradossi), Michael Lampard (Scarpia), Justine Anderson (Tosca) and blues performer Richard Woods (Angelotti) accompanied by the Cut Opera House Combo and the Sassy Soul Sirens.
The show will be staged on the lawn at Point Lonsdale Town Hall, at 22 Bowen Road, on 3 December.
Tickets are $40 and $25 for those under 25. Food and bar opens at 3pm and the show starts at 4pm.
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