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Seattle Opera.

Content Advisories

Read our content advisories below to help decide whether an opera is right for you and your family. If you have specific questions or concerns, please email

Please note: No babes in arms in the theater.

Please check back for content advisories for the 2021/22 Season. 



La bohème

October 16–30, 2021
Performance Time: Approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes

Movie-style rating: PG for:

  • Depictions of poverty and illness
  • The on-stage death of a character by consumption

The familiar and accessible music and eye-catching sets and costumes of La bohème appeal to children and adults alike. Children typically find the darker second half interesting, but not as relatable as the cheerful first half. Young opera-goers are unlikely to connect to the theme of nostalgia that pervades the work.

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Photos © Philip Newton