Relish a performance that captures human emotions at their very heart. Relive Puccini’s masterpiece as director Gale Edwards leads a talented cast to the climax of a classic opera! Expose your soul to the feelings that only music can express.
why watch la boheme
why watch la boheme
Directed by multiple award-winner Gale Edwards, Puccini’s emotional masterpiece La Boheme is brought forth to you live on stage. Edwards captures the visceral feeling aptly, and you will feel the music emanates everything from the agony of loss and the euphoria of love equally well. Composed to express feelings that cannot be described by words, La Boheme exposes your soul to music and its limitless capacity to look into the depths of your heart and mind. A prolific cast ensures that an unforgettable night awaits you, with Julie Lea Goodwin and Samuel Dundas’ electric chemistry as the on-again, off-again lovers Musetta and Marcello. Karah Son and Valeria Sepe sharing the role of Mimi, and Kang Wang and Ji-Min Park singing as the poet, Rodolfo.
The opera showcases the beautiful story of a love affair between a poor seamstress, and an equally penniless poet. The spectacular production by Gale Edwards is set in between the magical lights and the fishnets of Berlin in the 1930s. When Mimi meets Rodolfo, it’s love at first touch. Between the ideals of love, art, the cruelties of the cold winter, bitter jealousy, and empty pockets, two lovers are trying to find their way out. By the time the curtain falls, you’ll ask yourself if love is ever enough?
The performance on the 21st is designated to be a relaxed performance. While there is no significant change during this, the aim is to provide a relaxed and quiet environment for viewers to enjoy a more immersive experience. Guests are welcome to come and go to their seats as and when they please during the performance. The evening will be more accommodating to patrons with disabilities to facilitate any accessibility consideration that they may require.
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You can cancel these tickets up to 48 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.
know before you go
know before you go
The show will take place between January 2nd - January 30th 2020. On the 21st, there will be a relaxed performance which can include anyone with sensory or cognitive considerations or any individuals who prefer to watch the performance in a more flexible setting. On the 25th there will be a 45-minute opener on the performance given by a member of Opera Australia.
|Monday - Saturday||7:30 PM|
|Saturday (18/1/20)||12:30 PM|
2 hours 15 minutes with one interval
Karah Son and Valerie Sepe as Mimi
Kang Wang and Ji-Min Park as Rodolfo
Julie Lea Goodwin as Musetta
Samuel Dundas as Marcello
Michael Lampard as Schaunard
Graeme Macfarlane as Benoit
Italian with English and Simplified Chinese surtitles.
Please note: this production contains nudity and depictions of domestic violence.
Recommended for 16 and up. Children under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
Audio described performances
The Joan Sutherland Theatre at the Sydney Opera House has a seating capacity of 1,507.
Strictly prohibited. Gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian food options will be available at the venue.
The opera is staged in a non-conventional theatre space and we recommend that for the comfort of the guests they dress with this in mind and bring warm clothing.
You will receive an email confirmation along with your mobile voucher shortly. Your tickets will be available at the Box Office of the Sydney Opera House about one hour before the performance. You will need to display a photo ID to collect your tickets.
We would recommend reaching the Theatre at least 30 minutes prior to you show.