The La boheme season has now closed.
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 youthful flirtation, passionate love and heart breaking tragedy springs to life in this exciting production which brings freshness, energy and a modern perspective. Whether it’s your first time or your fiftieth, La bohème will remind you what it means to be alive and in love.
This NZ Opera production, revisited from our acclaimed 2008 season, stars Talise Trevigne as Mimì, with New Zealanders tenor Shaun Dixon as Rodolfo and baritone Phillip Rhodes as Marcello.
When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall passionately in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. As her health rapidly declines her friends gather and watch on helplessly as she succumbs, her true love at her side.
Accompanied by the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.
Featuring the Chapman Tripp Opera Chorus.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
A New Zealand Opera production.
WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT
- Phillip Rhodes performance is generously supported by the Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation.
CBS Canterbury Arena
16, 18 July 6.30pm
South Concourse, CBS Canterbury Arena
Opera Exposed Night
16 July from 6.30pm
In Christchurch enjoy a superb meal at George Hotel's Pescatore Restaurant. Pre-Opera dinner packages are available at $55 per person (book now on 03 371 0257).
La boheme flyer
Talise Trevigne Mimì
Shaun Dixon Rodolfo
Phillip Rhodes Marcello
Madeleine Pierard Musetta
Robert Tucker Schaunard
Wade Kernot Colline
Richard Greager Benoit
Richard Green Alcindoro
Oliver Sewell Parpignol
Francesco Pasqualetti Conductor
Patrick Nolan Director
Steven Anthony Whiting Restage Director
Ralph Myers Set Designer
Elizabeth Whiting Costume Designer
Bernie Tan Lighting Designer