Sydney Opera House

A New Boheme

A message from the Artistic Director

A new production of La bohème is always an exciting time for any opera company and also the opera-going public. It’s also a time of great joy because working on La bohème at any time is a wonderful gift that isn’t available to many people.

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La boheme

Preview the show

The Spiegeltent’s fairy lights are twinkling and the music is playing.  Take a sneak peek at La bohème.

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Cast and audience vox pops



La boheme

The director's vision

Gale Edwards explains how she made sense of both the decadence and the destruction in Puccini's La bohème.

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La boheme

Backstage with the bohemians

Guest blogger Caroline Baum sits in on rehearsals for La bohème.  Join her as a member of this very exclusive audience.

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Taryn Feibig

Meet the cast

Takesha Meshé Kizart (Mimi) and Taryn Feibig (Musetta) talk about the production, their characters, and why La bohème has become one of the best-loved operas of all time.

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Musett'a shoes

Dressing the cast

La bohème is set in 1920s Berlin, where flappers and their beaus reigned supreme.  View the costume designs, and find out how the Opera Australia Wardrobe Department made them a reality.

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Building La boheme

Building the set

Months before opening night, the Opera Australia Workshop is hard at work.  The set for La bohème is elaborate, and nothing is more splendid than Act II's Cafe Momus.

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