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Bohème on the Beach

The greatest love story ever told.

Glenelg Beach

26 Mar 2022


Final Tickets Available at the Door

State Opera South Australia presents Puccini’s La bohème for one night only on Glenelg Beach.

Book Cafe Momus

Visit the FAQ page for information about attending on the night.

Purchase Savour the Moment or Sweet Kisses food packages.

They lived for art and for love, but life had other plans.

Set on iconic Glenelg beach, this is an evening you will never forget. State Opera presents Puccini’s epic love story on stage under the stars with a cast of Australia’s best voices and the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra.

It’s Paris, 1930s – the city of love. Young dreamers Mimi and Rodolfo meet – their chemistry is electric. They fall head-over-heels for each other. This is love, this could last forever…!

Meanwhile, his best mates are doing it tough to follow their dreams.  They are all in this together, but what about when a woman gets in the way?

Their highs, lows, loves and losses become the setting for one of opera’s most lush, romantic scores. You’ll fall in love with la vie bohème.

Their love story is timeless, your memories will last forever.

Reserved Seating
Reserved seating is available in Premium, A, B and C Reserves.

General Admission
General Admission areas are on the sand. BYO blanket/cushion.
Please note GA1 & GA2 sections (at the front) cannot accommodate seating of higher than 10cm off the ground.

Accessible Viewing
Wheelchair and Easy Access seating options available. Companion Cards recognised. Support animals welcome.
Seating for this event is on the sand. A purpose built viewing platform for wheelchairs will be at promenade level with direct transport access.

Corporate Hospitality
Entertain your clients and special guests in style on the beach. Corporate Hospitality packages available. ENQUIRE NOW.

A sensory experience – enjoy delicious food and drinks on the beach.
A range of bars and food offerings will be available within the event.

Pre-ordered packages available with any tickets.

Savour the moment A Charcuterie grazing box from Adelaide’s home of French delicacies Les Deux Coqs, and a half bottle of Piper Heidsieck Champagne to share.


Sweet Kisses A Petit-four dessert selection to share and two Curatif Amaretto Sours.

Simon Bruckard
Stuart Maunder AM
Set & Costume Designer
Simone Romaniuk
Lighting Designer
Christopher Petridis
Sound Designer
Jim Atkins
Chorus Master
Anthony Hunt

Rosario La Spina
Cathy-Di Zhang
Samuel Dundas
Desiree Frahn
Jeremy Tatchell
Pelham Andrews
Douglas McNicol
Jiacheng Ding

State Opera Ensemble
Adelaide Symphony Orchestra

  • Duration 2h 30m (including interval)
  • Interval 15 min
  • Suitability PG
    • Italian
  • Surtitles English
  • Accessible Venue Yes