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isitors to the Sydney Opera House this summer will have the opportunity to enjoy Gale Edwards’ much loved production of Puccini’s La Bohème for the very last time as Opera Australia announces 2022 will be its final Sydney season.

The first opera Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini commissioned for OA, this beloved telling of Puccini’s opera was created by the dream team of internationally renowned director Gale Edwards, OAM-recipient set designer Brian Thomson, Helpmann Award-winning costume designer Julie Lynch and acclaimed lighting designer John Rayment.

“This La Bohème was so well-received when it premiered in 2011 that we’ve started almost every year with it since. It quickly became a crowd favourite and now feels familiar and brings a sense of comfort, which is something we all need right now, so I wanted to give our audiences the chance to see it one more time, before we present a new production in 2023,” said Lyndon.

Mimì Valeria Sepe
Rodolfo Kang Wang
Musetta Julie Lea Goodwin Marcello Haotian Qi
Schaunard Shane Lowrencev Colline Richard Anderson Benoît / Alcindoro Andrew Moran Officer Clifford Plumpton Sergeant Malcolm Ede
Parpignol Benjamin Rasheed

Performance Schedule

Evenings at 7.30pm

January 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 20, 25, 31 February 4

Saturday Matinee at 12.30pm

January 29

Running time

Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes including one interval

Performed in Italian with English surtitles

Fire and Snow at ‘La Boheme’: Handa Opera on the Harbour

After days of torrential rain the clouds parted last night to make way for a love story on, and to, Sydney Harbour.  Cool for the audience and lots of ‘cool daddy cool’ on the stage, we were treated to a new Opera Australia production of Giacomo Puccini‘s LA BOHEME.  Set in France during the student riots of 1968, the stormy relationships of the two pairs of lovers are backgrounded by grassroots rebellion and oppressive crackdowns, all in a freezing winter of global unrest. With fire and snow, Handa Opera on the Harbour passionately immerses us in this evocatively created Paris of Discontent. Continue reading Fire and Snow at ‘La Boheme’: Handa Opera on the Harbour



What a fabulous way to start off 2014 with this magnificent revival of Gale Edwards’s version of LA BOHEME, originally seen in 2011.

Lush, lyrical and romantic, passionately performed  by cast and orchestra it feels as fresh as if it was a world premiere .Musically the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, under the enthusiastic ,very energetic leadership of Andrea Licata, was superb, giving a dazzling rendition of Puccini’s much loved score .

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