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This show closed on January 30, 2020

About La Bohème

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

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. The bohemians have some growing up to do.

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.

Set among the fishnets and fairy lights of 1930s Berlin, this is one of our most popular productions.

Two stellar sopranos share the role of Mimì: Karah Son and Valeria Sepe. Kang Wang and Ji-Min Park sing as the poet, Rodolfo. Julie Lea Goodwin and Samuel Dundas have electric chemistry as the on-again, off-again lovers Musetta and Marcello. Carlo Goldstein and Tahu Matheson conduct.

Sung in Italian with English and Simplified Chinese surtitles.

Run Time

2hrs 15 min (incl one interval)

Start Date

End Date


Please note: this production contains nudity and depictions of domestic violence.

Sydney Opera House

Bennelong Point, Sydney, NSW 2000

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