La Beatles Boheme are splicing conventional opera with the history of The Beatles

Tell us about the storyline of La Beatles Boheme. The story of La Boheme reduced to 90 minutes is about four artists struggling to make ends meet. Two of whom are in relationships – one romantic and the other tempestuous. In our interpretation, the four artists are imagined as the Beatles. It’s a story about young love and tragedy. 

How does Cut Opera plan to bring together the sounds of The Beatles with opera? The Beatles songs are fused throughout the opera score where the sentiments of the songs match and highlight the sentiments of the La Boheme story. We also feature two mini Beatles concerts through the show.

What is the definitive Beatles song? The genius of The Beatles is contrasted with the genius of Puccini and all the songs in the show have strong dramatic relevance. One of the highlights is at the end of the show, when Mimi dies the cast sing a gospel version of ‘Let It Be’. There won’t be a dry eye in the house.

What can audiences expect from the show?Fantastic entertainment for all music tastes and showcasing some great young, up and coming opera stars contrasted with some great contemporary singers and musicians. An emotional roller coaster story with plenty of humour throughout.

La Beatles Boheme will come to the rooftop of the Flagstaff Car Park for performances on Saturday April 21, Sunday April 22, Saturday April 28 and Sunday April 29. Tickets available now.