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Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: La Bohème


A spectacular affair created especially for the famous harbour-top stage at Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. 

Director Andy Morton has set Mimi and Rodolfo’s romantic awakening amid the political awakening of Paris during the 1960s. 
It was a restless, joyous, idealistic period, an ideal canvas for an opera concerned with art, love and poverty. 

Designer Dan Potra has created a wintry wonderland on Sydney Harbour, with all the romance of a snow-kissed Parisian streetscape. Video projections conjure up the famous landmarks of Paris as well as graphic poster art from the period. 
The costumes reflect the changing mood of Parisian society: elegant and refined period costumes make way for the fun shapes, bold colours and bright patterns of the late 1960s. 

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La Bohème

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The most glamorous night on the Australian cultural calendar!

La Bohème - 23 March to 22 April 2018
La Bohème opens your soul to emotions too big for words. The music swells with love, soars in ecstasy, crackles with jealousy and cries with heartache.

Experience the romance of the original bohemian love story at the magnificent Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. With pop-up bars and restaurants on site, you’ll taste the best of Sydney in a single night out: food, fireworks, singing and spectacle under the stars.

Feel the magic of snow falling on Sydney Harbour (yes, really!) as Puccini's music takes you to a wintry Christmas Eve in Paris. In the snow-kissed city of light, six friends taste love, laughter and the first pangs of loss.

Andy Morton directs two brilliant casts in a new production that places Mimi and Rodolfo's romantic awakening against the political awakening of Paris during the student uprising of the late 1960s. Designer Dan Potra creates the magic of those volatile French streets on stage.

What if it rains?
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour is an open-air and all-weather event The venue, audience seating, and the stage are completely uncovered. The event is an all-weather experience and Opera Australia is committed to going ahead with a performance of Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour even in doubtful or unfavourable weather conditions. Please come prepared so that you are as comfortable as possible, and ready to support the performers, who will carry on singing in the rain.

Bring warm and waterproof clothing
Sydney weather is full of surprises so we recommend that you dress with this in mind and bring warm, weatherproof clothing. Please note that although umbrellas can be brought to the venue, out of consideration for other members of the audience they cannot be used during the performance.

Ponchos will be available to purchase at the event for $5.00. We'll be selling the Biowear Eco Poncho. Made of corn, soy, and sunflower starches, these ponchos are biodegradable. Once disposed of, the poncho takes about a year to break down and become a protein of the ecosystem. We'll be donating any profit from the sale of ponchos to Clean Up Australia.

Performance pauses and cancellations
We will only cancel a performance during electrical storms (within 10km radius) or during times of extremely high winds and/or rain. The decision to cancel a performance is not made until 19.30 or later and a cancellation may be called during the performance. So please plan to travel to the venue for a 19.30 performance start time even in unfavourable weather conditions. 
In some weather conditions La Bohème may have a delayed start time or be paused for up to 50 minutes at any point throughout the performance. 
Auxiliary expenses including travel, accommodation or hospitality which you have arranged in conjunction with the performance are at your own risk and not refundable by Opera Australia.

What do I wear?
The weather is full of surprises so we recommend that you dress with this in mind and bring warm, weatherproof clothing. Please note that although umbrellas can be brought to the venue, out of consideration for other members of the audience they cannot be used during the performance.

Are there subtitles?
La Bohème is sung in Italian with English and Simplified Chinese subtitles.

Can I purchase food and drinks at the venue?
A range of food and beverages will be available at the venue from 17.00 and menus will be available closer to the date.

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La Bohème

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