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Enjoy a night at the theatre with tickets to see Puccini's Tosca at Arts Centre Melbourne in Southbank, brought to you by Opera Australia
For only $99, you'll be able to select either an A or B reserve seat valued at up to $179
The heart-wrenching Tosca is a tale of love and loss, dramatically enhanced by the beautiful vocals of opera singers including Martina Serafin, Diego Torre and more
Sessions available throughout November and December - see the 'Dates' tab above
See the 'Sypnosis' tab above for a full description of the show
What We Like
Performed in Italian with English subtitles!
Have a drink or dine in stunning Southbank before or after your show
Fabulous gift for a lover of the arts
Check out all the details by clicking on the 'Fine Print' tab above
Valid for shows until 13 December 2014
Show times are 7:30pm on Saturday 15 November 2014, Tuesday 18 November 2014, Saturday 22 November 2014, Wednesday 26 November 2014, Saturday 29 November 2014, Tuesday 2 December 2014, Friday 5 December 2014, Wednesday 10 December 2014 and 1:00pm on Saturday 13 December 2014
When you click "buy now", you will be redirected to the official Opera Australia website to purchase your ticket
Tickets are valid for chosen performances only
Each ticket is valid for an A-Reserve or B-Reserve seat for one adult (seating subject to availability)
Venue is Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004
Online bookings are absolutely essential and subject to availability
Running Time: Approximately 3 hours, including two intervals of 30 and 20 minutes.
Members can use multiple vouchers for themselves and multiple as gifts for different recipients
Please note, for admission to the event, you will require the official ticket(s) supplied by Opera Australia
24 hour cancellation policy applies, late cancellation and non-attendance voids voucher
Not valid in conjunction with any other offer and not redeemable for cash
Redemption instructions can be found on the voucher
Dates and Show Times
Saturday 15 November 2014
Tuesday 18 November 2014
Saturday 22 November 2014
Wednesday 26 November 2014
Saturday 29 November 2014
Tuesday 2 December 2014
Friday 5 December 2014
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Saturday 13 December 2014
Angelotti, who has just escaped from prison, finds a key left for him in a church by his sister, the Marchesa Attavanti, and hides in the Attavanti chapel. The sacristan enters, grumbling about having to clean the painter Cavaradossi's brushes. Cavaradossi returns to his work and, when Angelotti emerges from hiding, promises to help him but tells him to hide again when they hear Tosca approaching. AIthough she begins to suspect that he is having an affair with the Marchesa, Cavaradossi reassures her of his love before she leaves.
Angelotti tells Cavaradossi that his sister has left him some female clothing and that he intends to escape in disguise. Cavaradossi mentions a hiding-place down the well in his garden in case of emergency. They hear a shot, indicating that the escape has been discovered, and Cavaradossi rushes Angelotti to his safe house.
The sacristan announces a grand Te Deum to celebrate a report of a victory for the current regime. Excitement at this news is cut short by the arrival of Scarpia, on Angelotti's track. A search of the church reveals a fan with the crest of the Attavanti and, when Tosca returns, looking for Cavaradossi, Scarpia uses it to inflame her jealousy, as a way of winning Tosca for himself.
Scarpia waits for Tosca, who is singing at an official reception to celebrate the victory. Spoletta informs him that Angelotti has still not been found but that Cavaradossi has been arrested. Under interrogation he denies any knowledge of Angelotti. Tosca arrives as Cavaradossi is led off to torture. At first she refuses to tell Scarpia anything, but finally she can bear Cavaradossi’s suffering no longer and reveals Angelotti’s hiding-place. When Cavaradossi is brought in and hears Scarpia ordering the arrest of Angelotti it is obvious that Tosca has betrayed him. At this moment the news of a serious defeat for the current regime arrives. Cavaradossi is triumphant and Scarpia orders his execution.
Tosca begs for the life of her lover and Scarpia names his price: she must have sex with him in exchange for Cavaradossi’s freedom. Seeing no alternative, she agrees, and Scarpia orders Spoletta to perform a mock execution of Cavaradossi, after which he and Tosca will be able to escape. As he claims his reward, however, Tosca kills him.
Cavaradossi awaits execution. He remembers the happiness Tosca had brought him. Tosca then tells him what has happened and prepares him for the mock execution. She realises too late that she has been deceived by Scarpia: the execution was real. Tosca pays for Scarpia’s murder with her own life