Melbourne Opera at The Athenaeum Theatre Melbourne, Canberra Theatre and Theatre Royal Hobart, 2009 

Melbourne Opera presented Giacomo Puccini’s Tosca, with a superb cast of leading Australian artists including Antoinette Halloran, Adrian McEniery, Jason Wasley, Danielle Calder,and Gary Rowley and Lucas de Jong as the evil baron, Scarpia. Thenew production was designed by Andrew Bellchambers and directed by Hugh Halliday, the acclaimed Melbourne Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Greg Hocking, Matthew Toogood and Rick Prakhoff.

Director Hugh Halliday
With Danielle Calder, Antoinette Halloran, Lucas de Jong, Adrian McEniery, Gary Rowley and Jason Wasley
Conductor Greg Hocking
Designer Andrew Bellchambers
Costumier Emily Collett



‘Sets and costumes were particularly impressive.  In Act I, the church of Sant’Andrea della Valle boasted a bishop, priests with holy water, acolytes, nuns, choir, the chorus of boys – a complete set.’
Barney Zwartz, The Age

‘Costumier Emily Collett has assembled a splendid wardrobe’
Simon Parris, Theatre People

 ‘The costumes; ably designed by Emily Collett, were exceptional.’
Gerard Schneider, Arts Hub