The one-night-only performance, announced today, will be directed by company artistic director Stuart Maunder, with an all-Australian cast including soprano Cathy-Di Zhang and tenor Rosario La Spina as Young Lovers. unhappy Mimi and Rodolfo. .
“They fall head over heels in love, blind to any possibility that there may be a less than happy ending to their story,” Maunder says of the characters.
“Bohemian has everything you could ask for in an opera house. High tension romance and the kind of young love storytelling was designed for; some of the greatest music ever composed – all romantic lines and delicious melodies – and a teary ending that will have you reaching your Kleenex. It all ended in two tight hours.
The March 26 cast also includes Desiree Frahn (Musetta), Samuel Dundas (Marcello), Jeremy Tatchell, Pelham Andrews and Douglas McNicol, who will be joined by the State Opera Ensemble and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Simon Bruckard.
Bohemian on the beach will be the first major outdoor production by State Opera since it presented Carmen in the square to a sold-out audience in Square Victoria in March 2019. He had planned to present Carl Orff Carmina Burana at Memorial Drive in 2020, but was forced to cancel the performance due to COVID-19. (ASO now presents Carmina Burana as part of his Festival of Orchestra at the Adelaide Showground next month.)
Tickets for Bohemian on the beach at Glenelg Beach are on sale today, with options ranging from general admission (sitting on the sand) to reserved seating and premium packages.
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