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August 16th, 2015 by admin


Tosca Poster v13

Verismo opera at its finest

Puccini’s taut drama comes to the Independent Theatre in October for a limited season.

Originally set in Rome in June 1800, with Rome threatened by Napoleon’s invasion of Italy,  Tosca narrows in on three characters, emotionally and politically bound in desire and betrayal.

When her lover, Cavaradossi, is captured by Rome’s secret police, Floria Tosca is forced to make a deal with police chief Baron Scarpia. But Tosca decides that she will leave nothing to chance when it comes to saving her lover.

Tosca – Anna-Louise Cole
Cavaradossi – Martin Buckingham
Scarpia – Sitiveni Talei

Conductor – Steven Stanke

Sung in Italian, with English surtitles


June 30th, 2015 by admin

Beware! Beggars!


Jermaine Chau tests the power of the trombone in her role as a blind (?!) beggar in Offenbach’s The Two Blind Beggars. This rarely performed French comedy gem is directed by Lester Morris and also features Charlotte Merz.  Friday 10 July 8pm and Sunday 12 July 4pm, The Independent Theatre, 269 Miller St, North Sydney. Buy tickets

May 31st, 2015 by admin

2015 Winter Gala

SIO Gala Jul 15 web

February 26th, 2015 by admin


Auditions for our 2015 season will be held on Tuesday 17 March at Willoughby Uniting Church, 10-12 Clanwilliam Road, North Willoughby. See here for details.