Opera Australia has announced its 2022 season, which includes a mix of productions originally scheduled for 2020 and 2021 but postponed due to COVID, the revival of some of its most popular productions, and a new digital staging of Il Trovatore.

Lyndon Terracini

The 2022 season opens on New Year’s Eve at the Sydney Opera House’s Joan Sutherland Theatre with a revival of Gale Edwards’s celebrated production of Puccini’s La Bohème – as the Sydney Summer Season has done on a regular basis since Edwards’ production, set in 1930s Germany, premiered in 2011.

However, Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini says that this will be the final time it will be presented, with a new La Bohème to be unveiled in 2023.

“Gale’s production of La Bohèmeis certainly close to my heart, it was the first opera I commissioned when I started at OA back in 2009 and it has served the company...