Gale Edwards’s production of Puccini’s La Boheme for Opera Australia has returned to Sydney. It’s Christmas Eve in the burlesque bars of 1930s Berlin, and a painter, a musician, a philosopher and a poet venture out into the town. Starring Opera Australia principals Natalie Aroyan, Shane Lowrencev, Lorina Gore and Diego Torre. Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point. Tonight, 7.30pm. Tickets: $44-$299. Bookings: (02) 9318 8200 or online. Ends Wednesday. ARTEXPRESS 2016 Featuring a selection of 55 student works developed for the practical component of the Visual Arts Higher School Certificate, ARTEXPRESS provides insight into the issues important to students. The exhibition includes works made with a broad range of materials including ceramics, drawing, graphic design, painting, printmaking, sculpture, textiles and fibre and time-based forms. Art Gallery of NSW, Art Gallery Road, Sydney. Thurs-Tues, 10am5pm; Wed, 10am-10pm. Admission free. Inquiries: (02) 9225 1700 or online. Until May 15.