In a beautiful new production from Opera Queensland, Puccini's epic masterpiece of love and sacrifice is brought to life with a feast of singing to move the heart.

This season is subject to COVID-19 regulations. 

COVID-19 Cast Change

Jake Bigwood will perform the role of Sciarrone.

About the show

What would you do for art? What would you do for love? Would you sacrifice your body and soul for the one you love? Would you risk torture and death over a cause and for the sake of friendship? How far can one person’s evil carry them before revenge strikes?

Tosca asks all these questions in three acts of glorious music, driving the lovers Tosca and Cavaradossi into the clutches of Baron Scarpia in ever increasing circles of dramatic tension.

In a beautiful new production from Opera Queensland, an extraordinary cast of Australian singers bring this masterpiece to life with a feast of singing to move the heart and transport the mind.


An Opera Queensland production. This production first premiered on 13 June 2019 in Brisbane, Australia.


Composer Giacomo Puccini
Rebecca Lang
Director Patrick Nolan
Assistant Director Matt Reuben James Ward
Set and Costume Designer
Dale Ferguson
Lighting Designer
Mark Howett
Fight Coordinator Nastassja Kruger
Fight Coordinator Mentor Andy Fraser
Chorus Master
Hugh Lydon
Repetiteur and Organ
Tommaso Pollio
Backstage Conductor
Kate McNamara

Floria Tosca Maija Kovalevska
Mario Cavaradossi
Paul O'Neill
Baron Scarpia* Warwick Fyfe 
Cesare Angelotti Jake Bigwood
A Sacristan Callen Dellar
Spoletta Matthew Lester
Sciarrone* Lachlann Lawton
Maid Jillian Halleron
Gaoler Mark Alderson
Roberti Steve Sherwood

WAO Chorus
WAO Children's Chorus

* COVID-19 Cast Changes

Jake Bigwood will perform the role of Sciarrone.

Douglas McNicol performed the role of Baron Scarpia on 19 and 21 July. On 16 July, Mr McNicol sang the role and Mark Alderson walked the role.


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You can view the program on the night via your smartphone. There will be QR codes available at His Majesty's Theatre. When you scan the QR code with your smartphone camera, the program will load.

Our event map can be found HERE.

This production contains graphic violence, sexual assault, suicide, and gunshot effects.

Tactile Tour of Tosca
6.00pm | Thursday 21 July 2022

A Tactile Tour will take place on stage for patrons with vision impairment. Bookings required.



Crew & King Café | Restaurant | Bar is open at the iconic His Majesty’s Theatre and serving the best produce Western Australia has to offer.

Enjoy the special Tosca menu.

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Enjoy the exclusive Tosca* cocktail.

*non-alcoholic option available


Book via The Fork or call (08) 9265 0937

His Majesty's Theatre and West Australian Opera have COVID-19 Safety Policies in place to maintain your safety at Tosca. These efforts include:

  • Mask wearing encouraged.
  • Hand sanitiser stations readily available.
  • Ongoing frequent deep cleaning regimes across all areas of the venue.
  • COVID-19 safety trained staff in all areas.

Please click HERE for the latest State Government COVID-19 updates.

West Australian Opera will continue to adhere to all State Government requirements in order to maintain the safety of our audiences, artists and staff.  

Please do not attend a live performance if you are unwell. As an interim COVID-19 measure if you are unwell, please contact [email protected] prior to the performance to discuss your options with us. 

Event and ticketing details


Audio Described
Wheelchair Access
Language/sub-title available in english
Tactile Tour

Dates & Times

DURATION 2 hours and 20 minutes including one interval
14 July, 2022 Thursday - 7.30pm
16 July, 2022 Saturday - 7.30pm
19 July, 2022 Tuesday - 7.30pm
21 July, 2022 Thursday - 7.30pm
23 July, 2022 Saturday - 7.30pm


His Majesty's Theatre

825 Hay Street

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