Kit Millais

Performer | Band Leader | Educator

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Love, Murder & Betrayal: TOSCA '50

  • James Tatoulis Auditorium, Methodist Ladies College 207 Barkers Road Kew, VIC, 3101 Australia (map)

ADO Concert 3 is an extraordinary live-streamed event merging our proprietary 3-D interactive environment injecting audiences directly into the places in Rome 1800 where the opera is set, along with the orchestra’s 50-minute concert presentation of Puccini’s (1858-1924) operatic tour de force, TOSCA.


Floria Tosca: Lee Abrahmsen 

Mario Cavaradossi: Matthew Reardon        

Il Barone Scarpia: Simon Meadows

Tosca premiered in Rome on 14 January 1900. The work, based on Victorien Sardou’s 1887 French-language dramatic play, La Tosca, is a melodramatic piece set in Rome in June 1800, with the Kingdom of Naples’s control of Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of Italy. It contains depictions of torture, murder and suicide, as well as some of Puccini’s best-known lyrical arias.

Earlier Event: August 23
Dizzy's Big Band
Later Event: August 30
Dizzy's Big Band