La bohème


13 Sep - 13 Oct 2018

A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark; so begins one of the great romances of all opera.

Puccini’s glorious masterpiece of youth, passionate love and heartbreak springs to life in this exciting new production by Jacqueline Coats.

La bohème features the return of some of the most brilliant young New Zealand singers on the international stage, including UK-based Thomas Atkins, Marlena Devoe, Julien Van Mellaerts, along with Amelia Berry and Australian Nicholas Lester. Tobias Ringborg, who was last in New Zealand for Tosca in 2015, returns to conduct another of Puccini’s great operas.

Whether it’s your first time or your fiftieth, La bohème will remind you what it means to be alive and in love.

ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre

September 13, 15, 19, 21 at 7.30pm
September 23 at 2.30pm

Opera House, Wellington

October 4, 6, 11 at 7.30pm
October 9 at 6.30pm
October 13 at 5pm

Conductor Tobias Ringborg
Director Jacqueline Coats

Rodolfo Thomas Atkins
Mimì Marlena Devoe
Marcello Nicholas Lester
Musetta Amelia Berry
Schaunard Julien Van Mellaerts
Benoît/Alcindoro Richard Greager

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra
Orchestra Wellington

Freemasons New Zealand Opera Chorus
Sung in Italian with English surtitles

A New Zealand Opera production