Special Event

Tosca

Puccini

Date

Friday 24 - Thursday 30 May 2024

See Running Times


Venue

Margaret Court Arena


Tickets

Adults from $59.00*

* Based on the lowest adult price listed via Ticketek. Subject to availability and fees.

For the first time ever, opera comes to Margaret Court Arena for the new five-star production of Tosca.

In this acclaimed, five-star production from Opera North, director Edward Dick writes the tension large upon the stage. A stunning renaissance fresco colours a gilded dome hanging over the performers. Dramatic, stadium-style lights by Lee Curran put a razor focus on the unfolding action, revealing beauty and menace in turn.

Tosca is the perfect first taste of opera, and one opera lovers return to again and again, to experience how music can bring great stories to emotional highs. Tosca has it all: romance, action and an unforgettable ending.

Performed in the Margaret Court Arena with all the drama and scale of an epic theatrical experience, this will be very special night at the opera.

Running Times
  • Gates Open: 5:30pm
    • Gate 3 (via Garden Square)
  • Arena Access: 7:00pm
  • Lockout: 7:30pm
  • Act I: 7:30pm
  • Interval: 8:15pm
  • Act II: 8:35pm
  • Interval: 9:17pm
  • Act III: 9:37pm
  • Event Concludes: 10:02pm

Note: Times are approx. and subject to change without notice.

Important Event Information
  • There are several options for your journey to Margaret Court Arena:
    • Public transport is the quickest and easiest option. Before you attend, plan ahead and allow extra travel time for any major disruptions.
    • Parking is available at the Eastern Plaza Car Park (Entrance D, Olympic Boulevard). We strongly recommend pre-booking; drive-up spaces are subject to availability. Bookings close at midnight the night before the event. If parking is sold out or unavailable, other parking options can be found here.
      • Note: Accessible parking must be pre-booked via Ticketek. A complimentary shuttle service will also operate to and from the Eastern Plaza Car Park to assist reduced-mobility guests accessing the venue.
  • To ensure a smooth entry into the venue, download your tickets to your Digital Wallet.
  • Bags must be able to fit under a seat. A limit of one bag per person applies.
  • Cloaking is available via the Information Desk (Door 7) or Show Court 3. Any prohibited items listed in the venue Conditions of Entry will not be accepted for cloaking.
    • Note: Bottles, iPads, laptops and umbrellas are all permitted for this event.
  • All retail outlets are cashless. Any transactions must be made using a credit or debit card. 

Note: This event may contain sequences of flashing lights, laser, strobe, haze and pyrotechnics which may affect guests who are susceptible to photo sensitivities and medical conditions. This event will also contain depictions of violence, including violence against women, sexual violence, murder and suicide.

Dine at Tosca

Ready to elevate your night at the opera?

Complete your experience with pre-event dining in our pop-up restaurant at Margaret Court Arena, located via Gate 3.

The $75pp Tosca-inspired set menu includes three courses prepared by our world-class culinary team, complemented by a premium drinks list.

Bookings are required, so get in quick to add a unique culinary experience to your night and make your time at the opera an unforgettable one.

Be quick! Spaces are limited.

Sittings available from 5:30pm, 5:45pm and 6:00pm.

Menu

Entree

Choice of:

Victorian burrata, heirloom tomatoes, crostini, vin cotto

or

Kingfish crudo, rainbow beets, lemon oil, dill

Main

Choice of:

House-made gnocchi Romana, whipped ricotta, roast Jerusalem artichoke puree, parsnips crisps, grana Padano

or

Saltimbocca – grilled veal, crisp prosciutto, sage, whipped polenta, king brown mushrooms

or

Pan-fried Victorian snapper, caponata, basil oil, chickpea fritters 

Dessert

Choice of:

Panna cotta, caramelised white chocolate crumb, rhubarb

or

Tiramisu

Supplement

($22 per person)

Artisan Victorian cheese, fig jam, grilled Melbourne sourdough

Dietaries: Vegetarian (VG), Gluten-Free (GF), Low-Gluten (LG)

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The Experience

Love. Jealousy. Betrayal.

Opera’s greatest thriller is a taut tale of passion and betrayal, taking place over just 24 hours in Rome. Renowned prima donna Tosca is in love with Cavaradossi, a painter and revolutionary. When the sadistic Chief of Police Scarpia tries to crush them, our heroine finds the strength to do the unspeakable.

Puccini’s music is sensational: from the overpowering choral power of the famous Te Deum, Tosca’s ode to art ‘Vissi d’arte’ and the haunting tenor showpiece ‘E lucevan le stelle’ as Cavaradossi faces death. When the final note rings into silence, and you pick your jaw up off the floor, you’ll feel an extraordinary emotional release.

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