Written By: Puccini
Directed By: Mario Bellanova

Co-Opera Takes Puccini’s Sweeping Romance
La Boheme to Adelaide Suburbs

Six Performances Only 1 – 10 December
Directed by Opera Star Mario Bellanova

La Boheme - A Story of Love Despite the Odds.
By an Italian composer, sung in Italian and set in Paris!

They’re a restless lot at Co-Opera; they’re on the move again, this time taking a production of Puccini’s gorgeous La Boheme to three venues in and around Adelaide, with six performances, and three casts and an orchestra of musicians from the Royal Commonweath Ensemble and many costume changes - this is truly a company on the move!

La Boheme - The music: Famous for his big, sweeping, tuneful melodies coupled with stories about ordinary people, Puccini said his success came down to putting “great sorrows in little souls”.

La Boheme is full of music to sweep you off your feet; one of the most immediately recognised is of course 'Musetta’s Waltz'.

What’s it about? To borrow Australian Opera’s description: “A poet, a painter, a musician and a philosopher walk into a bar to celebrate a sudden windfall in a lean winter. It’s Christmas Eve, and love is in the air. When a beautiful seamstress knocks on Rudolfo's door searching for a candle, the pair fall in love faster than she can sing “Yes, they call me Mimì...”

Yes, it’s about love and how the cold reality of poverty, winter and jealousy can make things difficult, which in the hands of master composer, Puccin,i becomes a rivetting story with memorable music.

This production of La Boheme is part of Co-Opera’s Intermezzo Series which Artistic Director Brian Chatterton OAM explained is designed specifically to provide role learning experience for young singers, preparing them over several months for different acts giving them experience of language and stage action.

Approx. Running Time: 2 hours
Suitable for ages: all

Performance Dates:
Friday 1 December
Sat 2 and Sun 3 December
Fri 8, Sat 9, Sun 10 December

Friday 1 December
Serafino Winery, 39 Kangarilla Rd, MCLAREN VALE
Pre show canapes 7pm for performance at 7.30pm.

Sat 2 and Sun 3 December
San Giorgio La Molara Community Centre, 11 Henry St, PAYNEHAM.
Pre-show pizza from 6.30pm for performance at 7.30pm.

Fri 8, Sat 9, Sun 10 December
The Flour Shed [Harts Mill Complex], Mundy St, PORT ADELAIDE.
Doors open 6.30pm for performance at 7.30pm.

Friday 1 December
Enquiries to Bev on 0434 060 451.
Tickets: $70pp inclusive of pre show
canapes and a glass of sparkling. Bar
Service (No concessions/NO BYO)

Sat 2 and Sun 3 December
Enquiries to Bev on 0434 060 451.
Tickets: $49 pp includes pizza. Bar service (No concessions/NO BYO)

Fri 8, Sat 9, Sun 10 December
Enquiries to Bev on 0434 060 451.
Tickets: $35/$29 BYO food and drink.

As above