This August, Central Coast Opera will deliver a production of the well-known opera, ‘La Bohème’, composed by Giacomo Puccini. Following previous successes with 2017’s Carmen and 2016’s The Magic Flute.
Central Coast Opera will run more shows than ever before, according to Lisa Kelly, Central Coast Conservatorium’s Events and Communications Manager. “It’s a really high quality production, quality singers who have come from Newcastle as well as local people from the Central Coast. “The colour and the movements are beautiful, and there will be some aria’s and duets that people will recognise,” said Kelly.
‘La Bohème’ is a love story that tells the story of a group of friends; a writer, a painter, a musician, a singer, a seamstress and a philosopher, living a bohemian life in Paris. Director, Warwick Doddrell, has set the opera in post war Paris in 1945.
“It’s very much a bohemian setting on the streets of Paris. “Most operas are about love and drama and death and life, and ‘La Bohème’ continues on those themes. “It is a very vibrant and beautiful piece of work,” said Kelly. Leading artists are Livia Brash (Soprano) and Branco Lovrinov (Tenor). The opera will run from August 18 to 26 at the Laycock Street Community Theatre.
Source: Interview, Jul 26 Lisa Kelly, Central Coast Conservatorium Media Release, Jul 26 Lisa Kelly, Central Coast Conservatorium Elizabeth Green, Journalist