I managed to catch a free performance of La Boheme at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl with some friends last Friday evening. It is considered one of the most popular operas ever performed to date.
For those who don't exactly know what La Boheme is, here's a synopsis:
Its plot centers around a community of artists in Paris, particularly between the romantic relationship of poet Rodolfo and grisette Mimi. Like the parallel relationship of Rodolfo's roommate Marcello and the beautiful Musetta, Mimi and Rodolfo's love is not without conflict. At the end of the opera, however, they are united tragically as Mimi returns to the garret and dies there, surrounded by her friends.
I must say I could've gotten more images if I knew how to weave my way to the front row for the earlier part of the show. But oh well, this is better than nothing anyway.
In short, a very exciting performance indeed. For those who did go, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did!