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NZ Opera - TOSCA

Tosca is the opera that conquered the world. This passionate story of lust, revenge and sacrifice is one of the most successful and beloved operas in the repertoire. Jealous and fiercely loyal, Tosca’s turbulent contradictions compel us. She loves passionately yet holds firm to her faith; she’s overwhelmingly generous while also ruthlessly violent. Tosca is the fire that burns throughout this monumental drama. She is the ultimate Diva. Orla Boylan sings this captivating title role and is met by men worth fighting for – or against. As Cavaradossi, superstar Simon O’Neill unleashes the Italian hero within as his soaring voice takes flight in one of the best tenor roles ever composed. He meets his match in Phillip Rhodes’ evil Scarpia. Performing roles they were born to sing, these two New Zealanders bring the drama to this most dramatic of operas. With Puccini’s powerful and visceral music illuminating the beauty and the ancient faith of the Eternal City, we defy you not to lose your heart to Tosca - and your soul to this extraordinary story. Featuring the famous arias ‘E lucevan le stelle’ and ‘Vissi d’arte’. Accompanied by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Featuring the Freemasons NZ Opera Chorus. Sung in Italian with English surtitles. Duration 117 minutes including curtain call PLUS 10 minutes behind the scene interviews. Total running time of 127 minutes

2hrs 7mins long
PG Low level violence

Simon O\'Neill
Phillip Rhodes
Orla Boylan
Freemasons NZ Opera Chorus
Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra