Hear the story behind the opera. Join us at the Arts Centre 45 minutes before this performance, when a member of Opera Australia's artistic team will share their insights into the opera. Held in the Stalls Foyer near Door 2 of the State Theatre, this informal, informative talk will help you to get the most out of your opera experience.
With the flickering of a candle, love sparks. Two hands meet in the dark and four friends' lives are changed forever.
The way that first love grabs hold and floods you with something you've never felt before. The fire that burns the first time jealousy flares. The growing up you do in the instant that you realise love can't last forever. Puccini takes these achingly human feelings and sets them to music — music that soars with the ecstasy of love, crackles with the pain of jealousy and cries with the agony of loss.
Some human 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.
Gale Edwards’ glittering production is set among the fishnets and fairy lights of 1930s bohemian Berlin.
Dine before the opera at Arts Centre Melbourne
Let us make it easy for you with pre-performance dining at Café Vic at Arts Centre Melbourne. You'll be served a themed set menu, including matched wine. Lunch and dinner options available. View the menu.
Simply add the dining option to your cart after selecting tickets. If you already have tickets, sign in to your account to add dinner to your existing booking or call 03 9685 3700.
|Revival Director||Hugh Halliday|
|Set Designer||Brian Thomson|
|Costume Designer||Julie Lynch|
|Lighting Designer||John Rayment|
Please note: this production contains partial nudity.
Running time: approximately 2 hours & 15 minutes, including one interval.
Performed in Italian with English surtitles.
Let us make it easy for you with pre-performance dining at Arts Centre Melbourne
Allow us to make your dinner reservation before evening perfomances: 6pm at Café Vic in the Arts Centre Melbourne. You'll be served a themed three-course set menu for just $95, including matched wine.
Enjoy lunch before a matinee performance: 11:30am at Café Vic. You'll be served a themed two-course set menu for just $65, with main and dessert, including a glass of wine.
Simply add dinner to your cart after selecting your tickets.
Dinner only, not available at lunch
Cured and smoked King salmon, soft-boiled egg, cucumber, caper mustard dressing
+ a glass of sparkling wine on arrival
Dinner and lunch
Rib-eye steak au poivre, Pont Neuf potatoes, watercress, rocket salad, green peppercorn
+ a glass of Endless Cabernet Sauvignon.
Dinner and lunch
Paris-Brest with toffee shards and candied hazelnuts
+ tea or filtered coffee.
Specific dietary requirements can be accommodated, please send us an email after booking.