About the show

Act Two
Rome is ruled by fear. Scarpia, head of the secret police, is persecuting republicans. One of these republicans, Angelotti, escapes from prison into a church, where he meets his Cavaradossi. Cavaradossi hides him in the church. Scarpia arrives, hunting Angelotti, but finds the singer Tosca there. She is Cavaradossi’s lover. Scarpia tricks Tosca into going to Cavaradossi’s house and has his henchmen follow her.

Act Two
In the Farnese Palace, Scarpia hears that his men cannot find Angelotti, but have arrested Cavaradossi. Scarpia tortures Cavaradossi for information, without success. Scarpia shows Tosca her tortured lover, and Tosca reveals Angelotti’s location to Scarpia. Scarpia condemns Cavaradossi to death. Tosca begs Scarpia to save his life. In exchange Scarpia demands that Tosca give herself to him. As Scarpia goes toward Tosca, she stabs him.

In the Farnese Palace, Scarpia hears that his men cannot find Angelotti, but have arrested Cavaradossi. Scarpia tortures Cavaradossi for information, without success. Scarpia shows Tosca her tortured lover, and Tosca reveals Angelotti’s location to Scarpia. Scarpia condemns Cavaradossi to death. Tosca begs Scarpia to save his life. In exchange Scarpia demands that Tosca give herself to him. As Scarpia goes toward Tosca, she stabs him.

Act Three
Tosca runs to Cavaradossi who is in the prison of Sant’Angelo. The firing squad is instructed to shoot Cavaradossi. When Scarpia’s men try to arrest Tosca for Scarpia’s murder she kills herself.

Cast

CAST AND CREATIVE

Composer – Giacomo Puccini
Conductor – Brad Cohen
Director – Stuart Maunder
Set Designer – Jan Ubels
Costume Designer – Elizabeth Whiting
Lighting Designer – Jason Morphett
Stunt Coordinator – Peter West
Assistant Stunt Coordinator – John Fairhead
Stunt Assistant – Lee Burns
Floria Tosca – Antoinette Halloran
Mario Cavaradossi – Paul O’Neill
Baron Scarpia – Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Cesare Angelotti – Wade Kernot
Sacristan/ Jailer – Andrew Foote
Spoletta – Matthew Lester
Sciarrone – Paull-Anthony Keightley