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Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
Bennelong Point, Sydney

Running time

2 hours

COVID Safety

You will be required to check-in and register your details for contact tracing purposes. You must comply with social distancing while on site.

Please note

The model will be nude throughout the session

Join us on the spectacular Tosca set at the Sydney Opera House for a life-drawing class unlike any other.

The first act set for John Bell’s acclaimed production of Tosca never fails to draw gasps from the audience as the curtain rises on the opening scene.

Now, we’re hoping to draw more than gasps when we invite the public onto the Joan Sutherland Theatre stage for the first time for a one-off life-drawing class.

Designed by Michael Scott-Mitchell, Act I of Tosca is a spectacular reproduction of Rome’s stunning Sant’Andrea della Valle church, complete with soaring columns, spectacular statues and a floor of (fake but very convincing) marble.

Budding artists will be able to sketch a model from Darlinghurst Life Drawing, taking their cue from Tosca‘s leading man, Cavaradossi, who just happens to be a celebrated painter. These artists will have the opportunity to create their own artworks on one of the world’s most famous stages, the Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House.

Tickets go on sale Thursday 4 March at 10am, with limited spots available.

See Tosca at Sydney Opera House, playing until 13 March 2021.