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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1 Mar 2024 - 8 Mar 2024
The Art of Connection
Embark on a creative journey with free Arabic calligraphy workshops, or visit the group exhibition.
30 Sep 2023 - 1 Apr 2024
Heavenly Beings: Icons of the Christian Orthodox World
Five countries, five exhibitions: France, Germany, Estonia, Denmark, and now Australia. The latest iteration of Jeremy Shaw’s new venture arrives at Mona.
30 Sep 2023 - 1 Apr 2024
Jean-Luc Moulène and Teams
Five countries, five exhibitions: France, Germany, Estonia, Denmark, and now Australia. The latest iteration of Jeremy Shaw’s new venture arrives at Mona.
30 Sep 2023 - 1 Apr 2024
Jónsi: Hrafntinna (Obsidian)
Five countries, five exhibitions: France, Germany, Estonia, Denmark, and now Australia. The latest iteration of Jeremy Shaw’s new venture arrives at Mona.
13 May 2023 - 23 Jun 2024
Notorious Strumpets and Dangerous Girls
In-person storytelling experience takes visitors on an emotional journey through the stories of seven remarkable convict women who faced life’s hardships with resilience.
7 Nov 2023 - 26 Mar 2024
Healthy Hobart – Yoga
Fun yoga sessions suitable for all levels, catering to the absolute beginner through to those with more experience.
2 Aug 2022 - 2 Jul 2024
Drop in dodgeball @ Hobart PCYC
Whether you're looking for a fast-paced adrenaline-filled experience, a different way to get/stay fit or a casual active social gathering.
29 Feb 2024 - 10 Mar 2024
Future of Toys: Youngies & Oldies
A room full of inventions birthed from the deepest wisdoms of the oldies and the free flowing optimism of young minds.
7 Mar 2024 - 7 Mar 2024
YARC Gallery – Overwhelmed exhibition opening
The opening event of Adele Laganiere's Overwhelmed exhibition in the YARC Gallery.
7 Mar 2024 - 7 Mar 2024
Andrew Seymour | Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
Epic sounds in a unique space! Join us as the brass and percussion instrumental sections of the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra meet the Gothic Revival grandeur
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