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La Bohème on Sydney Harbour


Raffertys Theatre


20 October - 21 October 2018

Event Type

Cinema Screening

CinemaLive and Opera Australia

Feel the magic of snow falling on Sydney Harbour as Puccini’s music takes you to a wintry Christmas Eve in Paris. In the snow-kissed city of light, six friends taste love, laughter and the first pangs of loss.

From the World’s Most Spectacular Opera series, experience the love, laughter and loss of La Bohème captured live at the magnificent Handa Opera (Opera Australia) on Sydney Harbour and screened at Riverside.

Puccini’s beloved classic – the original bohemian love story – has long captivated audiences around the world. His music swells with love, soars in ecstasy, crackles with jealousy and cries with heartache. With lavish sets and costumes transforming the harbour-top stage into a romantic Paris winter, Opera Australia’s glittering production is an unforgettable delight.

Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles
E – Exempt from Clasification
Distributor: CinemaLive

Dates & Times:
Saturday 20 October 2018 at 1pm
Sunday 21 October 2018 at 1pm

Mimì Iulia Maria Dan
Rodolfo Ho-Yoon Chung
Musetta Julie Lea Goodwin
Marcello Samuel Dundas
Colline Richard Anderson
Schaunard Christopher Hillier
Benoit/Alcindoro John Bolton Wood


Director Andy Morton
Set & Costume Designer Dan Potra
Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall
Sound Designer Tony David Cray
Video Designer Marco Devetak
Choreographer Kate Champion
Conductor Brian Castles-Onion
Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra

★★★★ “Spectacular retelling of Puccini’s intimate tale.” – Daily Telegraph

★★★★ “Julie Lea Goodwin’s ‘Musetta’s Waltz’ is pure diva heaven.” – Time Out

★★★★ “A beautiful balance between intimacy and grandeur.” – Limelight Magazine

★★★★ “Paris on the harbour evokes the sweetness of youth.” – Sun Herald

★★★★ “A delight.” – Bachtrack


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Approximately 2 hours 15 minutes (Including 15 minute interval)

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