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This production is supported by

The Opera Conference, Australia’s national partnership of professional opera companies, the Australian Government through Creative Australia, its arts and funding advisory body, by the NSW Government through Create NSW, and by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

On a freezing Christmas Eve, love sparks. Two hands meet in the dark and four friends’ lives change forever.

Experience the original bohemian love story.

When Mimì meets Rodolfo, it’s love at first touch. They head out to bustling Café Momus, where the feisty Musetta and Marcello rekindle their relationship. But even the deepest love can’t warm a freezing winter.

For our bohemians, everything is possible and the future can’t come quickly enough. Rodolfo and his friends are determined to make their mark on the world and experience everything it has to offer – but right now they’d settle for something warm to eat.

Some emotions are too big for words alone, and for that, we have music. La Bohème exposes your soul to the feelings that only music can express.

The music soars with the ecstasy of love, crackles with the pain of jealousy and cries with the agony of loss.

Puccini’s score has always captured the soaring spirit of young love, and this new production breathes fresh life into one of the world’s favourite operas. Award-winning director Dean Bryant (Anything Goes, Sweet Charity) brings his trademark wit and vivacity to this new staging, which captures that giddy moment where you and your friends feel you’ll live forever.

Casts & Creatives

Simon Bruckard
Maia Andrews
Nick Kirkup
Jane Magão
Daniel Ott
Eddie Muliaumaseali'i
Eugene Raggio

The costumes

Costume sketch by Isabel Hudson

On Tour in 2024

Victoria Tour Dates 

Dandenong, VIC | 12 & 13 July | Drum Theatre
Horsham, VIC | 17 July | Horsham Town Hall
Warrnambool, VIC | 20 July | Lighthouse Theatre
Warragul, VIC | 24 July | West Gippsland Arts Centre
Sale, VIC | 27 July | The Wedge
Shepparton, VIC | 30 July | Riverlinks Westside
Nunawading, VIC  | 1 August | The Round
Bendigo, VIC  | 3 August | Ulumbarra Theatre

New South Wales Tour Dates 

Wagga Wagga, NSW | 6 August | Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre
Goulburn, NSW | 8 August | Goulburn Performing Arts Centre
Dubbo, NSW | 10 August | Dubbo Regional Theatre & Convention Centre
Tamworth, NSW | 13 August | Capitol Theatre, Tamworth
Armidale, NSW | 15 August | Lazenby Hall, Armidale
Port Macquarie, NSW | 17 August | Glasshouse
Wyong, NSW | 20 August | The Art House
Newcastle, NSW | 22 August | Civic Theatre
Parramatta, NSW | 24 August | Riverside
Wollongong, NSW
| 26 & 27 AugustIPAC

Tasmania Tour Dates 

Hobart, TAS | 30 & 31 August | Theatre Royal
Burnie, TAS | 3 September | Burnie Arts Centre


Government Partners

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