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La Bohème on Sydney Harbour

Handa Opera

Australia’s iconic outdoor opera.

At Fleet Steps, Mrs Macquarie's Point.

“The ultimate Sydney experience”
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Romantic
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harbour opera

Australia’s iconic outdoor opera.

Experience the romance of the original Bohemian love story at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour.

You’ll taste the best of Sydney in a single night out: food, fireworks, singing and spectacle under the stars. 

La Bohème opens your soul to emotions too big for words. As six friends bare their hearts and souls in a Parisian winter, you’ll fall in love, flare with passion and ache with loss, right alongside them.

The site opens at 5pm, so arrive as the sun is setting over the city skyline and take in the view with a glass of bubbles as dusk falls. Meet for dinner at one of the pop-up bars and restaurants, then sit back in a grandstand at the water’s edge and immerse yourself in Puccini’s passionate music. 

Presented by Opera Australia

Fireworks at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour
Fireworks at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour ̶ Aida in 2015

CREATIVE TEAM

Conductor Brian Castles-Onion
Director Andy Morton
Assistant Director Sally Hare
Director Trent Kidd
Set & Costume Designer Dan Potra
Lighting Designer Matthew Marshall
Sound Designer Tony David Cray
Video Designer Marco Devetak
Choreographer Kate Champion

 

ARTIST INFORMATION

Mimì Iulia Maria Dan *
Maija Kovalevska †
Rodolfo Ho-Yoon Chung *
Paul O'neill †
Musetta Julie Lea Goodwin
Marcello Samuel Dundas *
Christopher Tonkin †
Colline Richard Anderson
Schaunard Christopher Hillier
Benoît / Alcindoro John Bolton Wood
Parpignol Simon Gilkes
Officer Douglas McRae
Sergeant James Olds

Opera Australia Chorus
Opera Australia Orchestra

* 23, 25, 28, 31 March; 3, 5, 7, 10, 12, 14, 17, 19, 21 April
† 24, 27, 29 March; 1, 4, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22 April

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