Event The Terror of Tosca
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Venue The Performance Space, Redfern, NSW
First Date 16 October 1998
Last Date 31 October 1998
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Description The Terror of Tosca was a radical interrogation of the dramatic and musical structures employed by Puccini in his opera Tosca. The work explores how opera reveals its peculiar function: to seduce by means of aesthetic pleasure and music. Its focus is on the aesthetics of speed - the exhilaration of pressed tempos. And it considers the particularly thorny question of gender representation and its theatrical treatment.
It is a work for a new century - set in 1800, first performed in 1900 (heralding a new twentieth century musical dramaturgy) and, in the hands of The opera Project, suggested da
Description Source Other
Primary Genre Other
Secondary Genre Test Opera
Performance
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Simon Wise Lighting Designer
Nigel Kellaway Music and Lyrics Music
Giacomo Puccini Music and Lyrics Music
Peter Wells Music and Lyrics Music
Xu Fengshan Performer
Regina Heilmann Performer
Nigel Kellaway Performer
Jai McHenry Performer
Annette Tesoriero Performer
Dean Walsh Performer
Resources
Data Source
Source Description
Performance Space Database
Event Identifier 72716