Young hearts burn bright in the love story that inspired Moulin Rouge. When Mimì and Rodolfo’s hands first meet in a small apartment on a freezing Parisian night, the pair fall for each other immediately. Swept up in the impulsiveness of youth, the embroiderer and poet embark on a wine-fuelled romance. As the pair navigate Paris’s nightlife, artists, musicians and lovelorn benefactors, their futures become inseparably entwined.

The youthful universality of Puccini’s La Bohème has maintained its relevance essentially uninterrupted since its Turin premiere in 1896. Its story of rag-tag artists attempting to scrounge a full life from their work, one that’s often beyond their means, can be transposed onto the lives of young people from any era. And their respective romantic dramas embody the obsession, passion and jealousy that make young love irresistible.

Opera Australia’s new staging of La Bohème reimagines one of the world’s favourite operas with fresh vitality. Award-winning director Dean Bryant (Anything Goes, Sweet Charity) fully embraces the rush and exhilaration of its bohemian setting and conjures the bittersweet, fleeting feeling of youthful invincibility.

Sung in Italian with English subtitles and performed with a live chamber orchestra.
Directed by Dean Bryant

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6 Apr 2024 - 6 Apr 2024
AYO Autumn Season Concert – Turbulent Times
Step into a musical time machine as our flagship orchestra transports you to an era of great societal upheaval and political uncertainty. And no, it is not 2020.
4 May 2024 - 4 May 2024
Hindley Street Country Club
Hindley Street Country Club bringing all the songs you love, live at Wrest Point Casino for one night only!
31 May 2024 - 31 May 2024
National Reconciliation Week Breakfast
National Reconciliation Week Breakfast - MyState Bank Arena - Friday May 31
19 Jun 2024 - 19 Jun 2024
Crochet classes
Learn the basic crochet stitches in a small group setting and make your very first granny square in 2 hours!
13 Jun 2024 - 23 Jun 2024
Dark Mofo presents Winter 2024
Dark Mofo, Mona’s midwinter festival in Tasmania, delves into centuries-old winter solstice rituals.
10 Jun 2024 - 30 Jun 2024
Paint The Town Red 2024
As the winter months set in, nipaluna / Hobart and southern Tasmania are getting ready to celebrate with Dark Mofo Presents Winter 2024 and Paint
11 May 2024 - 10 May 2025
Tasmanian Produce Market
The Hobart Twilight Markets showcases a wide variety of Tasmanian eats, drinks and artisans, along with live music from local talent.
1 Mar 2022 - 31 Jul 2025
Phoenix Creations Wooden Spoon Carving Workshops
Welcome to a day of creative mindfulness with David and Michelle of Phoenix Creations. In their small studio tucked away just 2 minutes from Cygnet's
23 Mar 2024 - 27 Oct 2024
Lands of Light: Lloyd Rees and Tasmania
This exhibition celebrates the work of Lloyd Rees (1895-1988), particularly his works painted in Tasmania between 1967 and 1988. Rees was one of the pre-eminent
11 Jun 2024 - 22 Jun 2024
The Mousetrap
THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time… case closed! As news spreads of a murder in London,
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