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A photo diary of La Bohème

Sydney Opera House

It's rare that anyone ever gets to step behind the curtain when an opera is in full swing—wigs being fastened, warm-ups in the dressing room, costume changes in the blink of an eye. Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème is a raucous favourite of Opera Australia's. Photographer Daniel Boud stepped through the corridors and took part in the backstage performance for just one night—here are the moments he captured.

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Soprano Julie Lea Goodwin in her 'Musetta' costume doing stretches with a view in her dressing room. Image: Daniel Boud
Soprano Julie Lea Goodwin in her 'Musetta' costume doing stretches in her dressing room. Image: Daniel Boud
Soprano Julie Lea Goodwin tuning up. Image: Daniel Boud
Dame Joan Sutherland's Plaque. Image: Daniel Boud
Jewellery from the La Bohème costumes. Image: Daniel Boud
The score of La Bohème. Image: Daniel Boud
Soprano Julie Lea Goodwin singing backstage in the loading dock. Image: Daniel Boud
Andrew Moran as Alcindoro. Image: Daniel Boud
Andrew Moran as Alcindoro. Image: Daniel Boud
Benjamin Rasheed as Parpignol. Image: Daniel Boud
Musetta (Julie Lea Goodwin) on her way to the stage for La Bohème. Image: Daniel Boud
The cast of Opera Australia's La Bohème heading to the stage Image: Daniel Boud
Soprano Julie Lea Goodwin as Musetta, on her way to the stage. Image: Daniel Boud
The score for La Bohème. Image: Daniel Boud


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