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What are you in for
Let music lead you to love since sometimes emotions fall short to express what one feels for the other. La Bohème takes you to 1930s bohemian Berlin where four friends meet at a bar on Christmas eve and one of them falls for a seamstress who enters the bar searching for a candlelight – it is love at first sight, rather touch!
Puccini’s music sets the plot that soars with the ecstasy of love, crackles with the pain of jealousy and cries with agony of loss.
The opera is performed in Italian with surtitle screens above the stage that translate the words into English and simplified Chinese.
Note: La Bohème contains partial nudity.
New Year’s Eve Special Show
Catch the special La Bohème performance on New Year’s eve and watch fireworks over the Sydney Harbour from the best vantage point in Sydney – through the glass-fronted sails of the Sydney Opera House. The interval has been specifically timed to coincide with the 9pm fireworks.
Pick your seats!
Premium Reserve seats are the best in the house, located in the middle of the theater.
A-Reserve seats surround the Premium Reserve seats. You will be viewing the stage at a slight angle.
B-Reserve seats surround the A-Reserve seats. You will be viewing the stage at a slight angle.
C-Reserve seats are at the rear, sides and behind the orchestra of the Concert Hall
January: 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 17, 19, 21, 23, 31
February: 2, 5, 8
March: 16, 20, 22, 25, 28
Approx. 2 hours & 20 minutes, including one 20-minute intervalStart time
All days except 16 Mar: 7:30pm
16 Mar: 1pm
Make your way to Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay from where it is a 6-minute walk to the Opera House.
Ticket to La Bohème performance
Voucher Information: No need to print! You can show your voucher on your smartphone or other device.
So there’s no last-minute rush please arrive at the start point 15 minutes early. The ushers will close the doors at show time and may not allow latecomers in until a suitable gap in the performance.
Check your phone and other electronic devices, and anything else that might go beep or ring or buzz: make sure they are all off. A glowing screen can also be distracting to those around you so don't check your phone during the performance.
Photography, sound recording or any kind of filming is not permitted during the performance but you're welcome to take photos before and after the performance and at interval.
It’s a lot of fun to put on your glamorous best for a night at the opera, but casual dress is perfectly acceptable. There’s no compulsory dress code – wear what you’ll feel comfortable in. It can get cold in the theater, so consider an extra layer.
The New Year’s Eve special show is very popular, so balconies will be packed during the fireworks. There are a limited number of outdoor viewing areas you'll be able to access following the performance.
We want everyone to be a part of this magical experience. If you have any special seating requirements, drop a mail to our local operator at email@example.com and they will ensure to help you plan the best way they could.
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details. They’re a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm.