The Lake Macquarie Philharmonic Orchestra & Opera Hunter Present Puccini’s Masterpiece La boheme

Puccini’s La boheme was written in 1893-95 based on the book Scenes of Bohemian Life by Henry Murger. It is a portrait of the lives of Embroiderer Mimi, and her artist friends, poet Rudolfo, artist Marcello, philosopher Colline, musician Schaunard, and singer Musetta. It soars with passion, sinks into despair, and ultimately triumphs as one of the greatest operas of all time.

Opera Hunter’s production will be directed by Stewart Mcgowan, conducted by Christopher Bearman OAM, and musically directed by Mercia Buck OAM featuring The Opera Hunter Chorus, and Childrens’ Chorus & The Lake Macquarie Philharmonic Orchestra. Venue is Warners Bay Theatre.  


Rodolfo: Adrian Li Donni & Joshua Oxley
Mimi: Ashlee Woodgate Tessa Haywood
Marcello: Tristan Entwistle
Musetta: Galatea Kneath & Sheridan Oxley
Colline: Ian Fisher
Schaunard: James Walker
Benoit: Malcolm Young
Alcindoro: Malcolm Young
Parpingnol: Michael Conry

Performances in June 2023 are:

Friday 9th June, 7.30 – Joshua Oxley, Ashlee Woodgate, Sheridan Oxley.
Saturday 10th June, 2pm – Adrian Li Donni, Tessa Haywood, Galatea Kneath.
Sunday 11th June, 2pm – Joshua Oxley, Ashlee Woodgate, Sheridan Oxley.
Wed. 14th June, 7.30pm – Adrian Li Donni, Tessa Haywood, Galatea Kneath.
Friday 16th June, 7.30pm – Joshua Oxley, Ashlee Woodgate, Sheridan Oxley.
Saturday 17th June, 2pm – Adrian Li Donni, Tessa Haywood, Galatea Kneath.


Performances Warners Bay Theatre

  • Friday June 9th – 7.30
  • Saturday June 10th – 2pm
  • Sunday June 11th – 2pm
  • Wed. June 14th – 7.30pm
  • Friday June 16th – 7.30pm
  • Saturday June 17th – 2pm


Director: Stewart Mcgowan
Conductor: Christopher Bearman OAM,
Musical Director: Mercia Buck OAM


Available from Sticky Tickets

  • General Admission – $40
  • Concession – $35