Whether you’re an opera aficionado or a newcomer, this year’s La bohème
is the one to see.
The timeless story that inspired the hit musical Rent, La bohème
is one of the most romantic operas of all time. This intimate and revealing new production stars some of Queensland’s most exciting young singers as a group of rent-dodging flatmates living and loving on the edge of society.
On the cusp of 1914, a year that changes the world forever, Mimì’s tragic love affair with the poet Rodolfo begins on a snowy Christmas Eve in Paris. If you’ve ever fallen in love, had your heart broken, or scrimped to pay the bills, La bohème
will leave you nostalgic for youth.“These Bohemians are anarchic and full of life. Their courage, hope and passion are infectious. They are scoundrels of course, without a care for tomorrow - certainly not when there is wine to be had, a kiss to be stolen and emotions to express. We love them for it - and we reminisce.”
Director Craig Ilott Cast and Creatives
Director - Craig Ilott
Conductor - Guy Noble
Designer - Penny Challen
Mimì - Hyeseoung Kwon / Emily Burke
Musetta - Emily Burke / Annie Lower
Rodolfo - Bradley Daley / Virgilio Marino
Marcello - Shaun Brown / Guy BoothAdditional information:
This is a new OperaQ production. It will be sung in Italian with projected English translations. The performance lasts 2 hours and 20 minutes, including one twenty minute interval. Popular conductor Guy Noble directs an ensemble of musicians from the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Richard Gill’s chamber orchestration of La bohème.