EMOTIONWORKS CUT OPERA
In Association With
Bound in Soul, Blues and R&B
On the Lawn in Point Lonsdale
22 Bowen Rd, Point Lonsdale Hall
December 3rd at 4pm. Food and bar from 3:00pm
Bookings (essential): https://www.trybooking.com/
This fast moving 90 minute adaptation of Tosca 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. This is Opera Fusion and we believe in integration!
Tosca – 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…..
Puccini’s beautiful music is supplemented with the grunt of the Blues, Soul and R&B – which reinforces and intensifies the emotional drive of the story.
Devised and directed by award winning Opera Australia director Julie Edwardson, who continues to break new ground with her company Emotionworks Cut Opera – bringing opera to new audiences – fusing music genres and cultures.
Featuring some of Melbourne’s best operatic and contemporary voices, the cast includes 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.
Tix $40 General Admission, $20 to under 25’s.
(To engage young people in seeing opera and ‘live’ music)
This is an outdoor event so bring hat and sunscreen, in the event of inclement weather performance will be in the Hall.
Emotionworks Cut Opera – making opera affordable, accessible, entertaining and encouraging youth to see live music.