Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept.
Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme
Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Approximate running time: about 2 hours 30 minutes
Orchestra of the Royal Opera Chorus
Royal Opera House
Music Giacomo Puccini
Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Conductor Emmanuel Villaume
Director Richard Jones
Designer Stewart Laing
Lighting designer Mimi Jordan Sherin
Mimì Sonya Yoncheva
Rodolfo Charles Castronovo
Marcello Andrzej Filończyk
Musetta Aida Garifullina
Schaunard Gyula Nagy
Colline Peter Kellner
Movement director Sarah Fahie
Co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and Lyric Opera of Chicag
Image: Mariusz Kwiecień as Marcello and Nicole Car as Mimì in La bohème ©2017 ROH. Photographed by Catherine Ashmore
Tickets £16.50 Adult, £14.50 Senior, £10.00 Child (under 16)
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