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Performer: John Bell

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Fascist Tosca revived by Opera Australia

John Bell's reworking brings Tosca to 1943 Nazi-ruled Rome, featuring gorgeous sets and Carmen Giannatassio's striking Opera Australia debut in the title role.
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Opera Australia’s Tosca highlights the tyranny of evil Scarpia

Remarkable singers and magnificent sets successfully transpose Puccini’s Tosca to Nazi-occupied Rome, bringing home the horror of tyranny and how possible it is to occur.
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Melbourne Carmen a feast of style and substance

One of the world’s great Carmens and John Bell’s smart direction is a winning combination for this Opera Australia production.
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Tosca under Nazi occupation breaks hearts

Splendid performances and a Nazi makeover turns Puccini's political tragedy into a visceral experience.
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Dance of Death: Carmen at Opera Australia

Director John Bell's chosen associations for his Carmen with Strindberg's Dance of Death and Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf underlined an emphasis upon the fated couple's joint knowledge that nothing they can do will turn the tsunami that's leading to their deaths.
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Tosca opens in Melbourne

The aftermath of an unfortunate tug of war between love and lust entwined in a city gripped by enemy occupation, Tosca’s story digs deep into the human heart. 
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