La Bohème On Sydney Harbour: The Making of a Spectacle
La Bohème On Sydney Harbour is part of Opera Australia’s celebrated Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour series, distinguished as one of the highlights of the Australian cultural calendar. Performed in Sydney earlier this year between March 23 and April 22, this ambitious production wowed audiences with it’s incredible sets, colourful costumes, stellar vocal performances, summer-time snowfall and incredible firework displays. Putting together this Opera extravaganza is quite an undertaking – here we look behind the scenes to see what goes into the making of a spectacle...
Director Andy Morton and designer Dan Potra’s Bohème is Paris 1968 where cars burn, paving stones are hurled and the students are revolting. Flurries of snow, cobblestone laneways, glowing street lamps and colourful costumes all helped to transform Sydney Harbour.