La Boheme

Starting it’s 10th Anniversary Celebrations, Melbourne Opera has gathered a magnificent cast for one of the world’s most beloved and romantic operas, Puccini’s La Boheme.

Production Details

Dates:
March 3, 7, 14, 17, 18, 30th, 2012.
Venues:
Athenaeum Theatre, Melbourne.
Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University.
Running Time:
2hr 30m, one 25 minute interval.

Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Conductor: Greg Hocking
Director: Hugh Halliday
Starring: Roy Best, Paul Biencourt, Philip Calagano, Lee Abrahmsen, Antoinette Halloran, Danielle Calder.

Starting its 10th Anniversary Celebrations, Melbourne Opera has gathered a magnificent cast for one of the world’s most beloved and romantic operas, Puccini’s La Boheme.

Featuring top international sopranos Lee Abrahmsen, Antoinette Halloran and Danielle Calder with leading Australian tenor Roy Best and popular baritone Philip Calcagno, La Boheme is the tragic story of young love in Bohemian Paris. The score features some of the most romantic and moving music in all opera and is an ideal introduction to opera. Melbourne Opera’s acclaimed production played to packed houses during its 2007 season: you are urged to book early to secure the best seats.

Sung in English, with the Melbourne Opera Chorus and Orchestra. Directed by Hugh Halliday. Conducted by Greg Hocking.

 

Press & Reviews

“For old fans and newcomers alike, the performance is pleasing and certainly worth a viewing” — Australian Stage

Cast & Crew

Cast:
Rodolfo – Roy Best & Paul Biencourt
Marcello – Phillip Calcagno & Matthew Thomas
Schaunard – Nathan Lay & Kristian Gregory
Colline – Steven Gallop & Graeme Russell
Mimi – Lee Abrahmsen & Danielle Calder
Musetta – Antoinette Halloran & Angela Hogan
Benoit/Alcindoro – Roger Howell
Parpignol – Richard Wilson, Te Ua Houkamau & Tim Jaques
Sergeant – Stephen Brodie
Customs Official – Michael Carr

Chorus:
Stephen Brodie, Jessica Bull, Michael Carr
John Davies, Paul Dernelley, Dick Dowling, Sue Halls, Julia Harper, Jessica Harris, Kathy Hatton, Mark Henderson, Te Ua Houkamau, Tim Jaques, Maree MacMillan, Catherine Meade, Bernie Nolan, Debra O’Connor, Gabriella Page, Kylie Payman, Sue Robertson, Roland Seidl, Robert van Keulen, Richard Wilson, Alice Woodberry, David Woodberry, Michael Woodberry.

CHILDRENS CHORUS
Daniel Casey, Jessica Kioussis, Tamsyn Nanfra, Domenic Payman, Noah Payman, Alice Spencer, Elena Tan, Jessica Verrochi.

 

Director: Hugh Halliday
Conductor
: Greg Hocking
Designer – Set: Richard Jeziorny
Designer – Costume: Debra Hallam
Designer – Lighting: Scott Allan
Head of Music/Chorus Master/Repetiteur: Raymond Lawrence
Stage Manager: Karen Garaway
Assistant Stage Manager: Lisa McKay
Wigs, Hair, Makeup: Christina Pallikaris 
Set Construction: Greg Carroll
Company Manager: Robbie McPhee
Producer: Greg Hocking AM

 

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