La Bohème on New Year's Eve: Opera Australia Sydney
La Bohème on New Year’s Eve: Opera Australia Sydney
Sydney Opera House, Sydney
December 31, 2018
About the Event
Make this a glamorous and memorable New Year’s celebration, with Gale Edwards’ glittering production of Puccini’s ‘La Bohème’ at Sydney Opera House.
Set in 1930s Berlin, the story unfolds in the color and chaos of street fairs and burlesque bars, fairylights and fishnet stockings. A painter, a musician, a philosopher, and a poet are having a night on the town. ‘La Bohème’ is a story about friendship and falling in love. It’s about sacrifice and perseverence.
The interval is timed for the 9pm fireworks and the Sydney Opera House stays open well past the world-famous midnight fireworks. There’s nowhere in the world like Sydney on New Year’s Eve and there’s nowhere closer to the action than Sydney Opera House.
This event can also be booked with an exclusive midnight party, beginning at 10:30pm. Enjoy canapés, drinks and live entertainment in the Northern Foyers of the opera.
Approximate duration (min.): 140
Program is subject to change
Cast / Production
Conductor, Benjamin Northey
Director, Gale Edwards
Revival Directors, Hugh Halliday
Set Designer, Brian Thomson
Costume Designer, Julie Lynch
Lighting Designer, John Rayment
Assistant Director, Liesel Badorrek
Mimì: Joyce El-Khoury
Rodolfo: Ivan Magrì
Musetta: Anna Princeva
Marcello: Samuel Dundas
Schaunard: Shane Lowrencev
Benoit: Graeme Macfarlane
Alcindoro: Adrian Tamburini
Officer: Clifford Plumpton
Sergeant: Malcom Ende
Parpignol: Nara Lee
Orchestra: Opera Australian Orchestra
Chorus: Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Children’s Chorus