2024 Subscription Season
The Off Season 2024
The Theatre Royal presents Opera Australia's

La Bohème

30 - 31 Aug 2024 (2 performances)
Fri 30 Aug 2024 7:30 pm
Sat 31 Aug 2024 7:30 pm
Theatre Royal

Young hearts burn bright in the love story that inspired Moulin Rouge. When Mimì and Rodolfo’s hands first meet in a small apartment on a freezing Parisian night, the pair fall for each other immediately. Swept up in the impulsiveness of youth, the embroiderer and poet embark on a wine-fuelled romance. As the pair navigate Paris’s nightlife, artists, musicians and lovelorn benefactors, their futures become inseparably entwined.

The youthful universality of Puccini’s La Bohème has maintained its relevance essentially uninterrupted since its Turin premiere in 1896. Its story of rag-tag artists attempting to scrounge a full life from their work, one that’s often beyond their means, can be transposed onto the lives of young people from any era. And their respective romantic dramas embody the obsession, passion and jealousy that make young love irresistible. 

Opera Australia’s new staging of La Bohème reimagines one of the world’s favourite operas with fresh vitality. Award-winning director Dean Bryant (Anything Goes, Sweet Charity) fully embraces the rush and exhilaration of its bohemian setting and conjures the bittersweet, fleeting feeling of youthful invincibility.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles and performed with a live chamber orchestra.
Directed by Dean Bryant 



Mimì Danita Weatherstone, Maia Andrews

Rodolfo John Longmuir, Nick Kirkup

Musetta Cathy-Di Zhang, Jane Magão

Marcello Andrew Williams

Schaunard Michael Lampard, Daniel Ott

Colline Shane Lowrencev, Eddie Muliaumaseali'i

Benoit/Alcindoro Eugene Raggio



Special Offer

La Bohème Sparkling and Chocolates

La Bohème Sparkling and Chocolates

Savour Puccini’s enduring tale of young love with a glass of iconic Tasmanian sparkling wine from Josef Chromy and artisan strawberry heart shaped chocolates from Coal River Farm.


Cost: $25 (one glass of sparkling and two chocolates)

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*Extra offerings do not attract a Subscriber or Member discount

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Premium       Full $79 | Concession $69
A Reserve     Full $79 | Concession $69
B Reserve     Full $59 | Concession $49
C Reserve     Full $49 | Concession $39

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140 mins (with interval)

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Sung in Italian with English surtitles and performed with a live chamber orchestra.

For wheelchair and accessible seating enquiries, please contact our box office on (03) 6146 3300 or boxoffice@theatreroyal.com.au