Grand Italian opera at the Athenaeum Theatre.

Production Details

September 30 – October 14, 2009
Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne.
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Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Greg Hocking
Director: Hugh Halliday
Starring: Antoinette Halloran & Danielle Calder, Adrian McEniery, Gary Rowley & Lucas de Jong

Superb cast of leading Australian artists including Antoinette Halloran, Adrian McEniery, Jason Wasley, Danielle Calder,and Gary Rowley and Lucas de Jong as the evil baron, Scarpia. This wonderful new production has been designed by Andrew Bellchambers and directed by Hugh Halliday: the acclaimed Melbourne Opera Orchestra and Chorus are conducted by Greg Hocking, Matthew Toogood and Rick Prakhoff.

Grand Italian opera has proven to be a wonderful experience in the superb acoustics and atmospheric intimacy of the historic Athenaeum Theatre.

Press & Reviews

“Melbourne Opera, the musical gods be thanked, plays one of the half-dozen greatest operatic hits straight down the line, with a lavish and traditional production (in English) that at times is quite thrilling.”
The Age

Cast & Crew

Floria Tosca – Antoinette Halloran & Danielle Calder
Mario Cavaradossi – Adrian McEniery & Jason Wasley
Baron Scarpia – Gary Rowley & Lucas de Jong
Angelotti – Steven Gallop
Sacristan – Jerzy Kozlowski & Phillip Calcagno
Spoletta – Matthew Davine
Sciarrone – Stephen Brodie
A jailer – Joshua Perillo & Michael Carr
Roberti – Richard wilson
Judge – Roland Seidl
A young shepherd – Prue Illingworth

Giuliana D’Appio, Cheryl Darvidis, Jennette Green, Julia Harper, Helen Koehne, Ellen Leather, Sue Robertson, Maree Macmilan, Kylie Payman, Emmy Thompson, Norma Tovey, Cecily Woodberry, Craig Debono, Paul Dernally, Shoumendu Gangully, Charles Srour, Grant Smallcombe, Tony Rainer, Timothy Reynolds, David Woodberry, Richard Wilson, Stephen Brodie, Michael Carr, Dick Dowling, Hayden Downing, Mark Henderson, Robert van Keulen.

Miranda Bromage, Tristan Buesst, Olivia Chiang, Marianne Foo, Thomas Frawley, Jacob Lingard,  Aidan McGartland, Dominic Payman, Andre Sasalu, Rupert Buesst, Prue Illingworth.

Director: Hugh Halliday
Conductor: Matthew Toogood
Designer: Andrew Bellchambers
Chorusmaster: Matthew Toogood
Assistant Director: Geoffrey Harris
Costumier: Emily Collett
Stage Manager: William Evans
Assistant Stage Manager: Sarah Glover
Wigs, Hair and Makeup: Christina Pallikaris
Production Manager: Greg Carroll