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La Bohème on Sydney Harbour

Opera at All Saints

Wednesday 20th March 2019 | Doors: 18:00 | Performance: 18:20 | Film Start: 19:00 | Approx. End: 21:40

Join us for our second evening of opera at All Saints Church in Clifton, with a special screening of La Bohème on Sydney Harbour.

Begin the evening with a drinks reception, before taking your seats in the stunning church for a live performance and discussion about the opera. For this, we are delighted to be joined by acclaimed conductor Nicholas Chalmers and Royal Opera House soprano Kiandra Howarth, who will be offering their own fascinating perspectives on this classic opera.

This 2018 production of La Bohème sees Puccini’s classic love story re-imagined like never before, against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Opera House.

This exciting event promises to be a wonderful evening for opera lovers and newcomers alike – book your tickets today!


About Nicholas Chalmers
About Kiandra Howarth

Australian lyric soprano Kiandra Howarth was a member of the Jette Parker Young Artist Programme at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, from 2013-15. Whilst on the programme Kiandra performed and understudied many roles including: Zweiten Blumenmädchen (Parsifal), Eine der Kinderstimmen (Die Frau ohne Schatten), Echo (Ariadne auf Naxos), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), Contessa Ceprano and Gilda (Rigoletto), Giannetta and Adina (L’elixir d’amore), Soeur Constance (Les Dialogues des Carmelites), Juliette (Roméo et Juliette), Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Mimi (La Bohème), Nannetta (Falstaff), Ilia (Idomeneo),Pamina (Die Zauberflöte).

For more information about Kiandra, visit her website: https://www.kiandrahowarth.com



La Bohème on Sydney Harbour 

2018 | PG | 134 mins (with interval)

One of the most accessible operas in existence, La Bohème sees romance flourish between aspiring novelist and penniless poet Rodolfo, and Mimi, a seamstress, living and working in Paris. However, their passionate love is threatened by poverty, spurned lovers, and Mimi’s grave illness. The original bohemian love story, La Bohème has captivated audiences for generations.

Starring: Iulia Maria Dan \Maija Kovalevska \ Ho-Yoon Chung \ Paul O’Neill 

 Directed: Andy Morton

 Composer: Giacomo Puccini

 Company: :  Handa Opera


THEY SAY: Glitz and glamour is the name of the game when it comes to Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour – and there’s more than enough to go around – but Morton’s La Bohème manages to skillfully draw the moments that make this opera special from the larger extravaganza, and despite the epic-scale he wrings from it a satisfying emotional pay-off (Ancus McPherson, Limelight)

WE SAY: With the setting of the opera brought forward from the 19th century to the Sixties, this is a spectacular and engaging take on a classic. La Bohème has long been viewed as the perfect introduction to opera, and this captivating performance certainly lives up to expectation for newcomers and aficionados alike!

Important Information

  • Doors for the event are at 18:00. At 18:20, a forty minute performance and talk from Nicholas Chalmers and Kiandra Howarth will commence. The film will begin at approximately 19:00, and the event will conclude at approximately 21:30.
  • There will be a fifteen minute interval during the screening.
  • Seating at the event is unallocated.
  • This event welcomes under 18s, however we will be operating a Challenge 25 policy for our drinks reception. Non-alcoholic options will be available on the night.
  • All Saints Church has access for limited mobility guests. However we advise individuals with queries or concerns about accessibility to contact us directly.
  • This film will be screened with subtitles
  • This film is rated PG by the British Board of Film Classification. Contains mild bad language and sex references.
  • For more information, please refer to our FAQ section or Contact Us.