Cinema, Theatre & Dance
La Boheme - Royal Opera House Live
OPERA IN FOUR ACTS
When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.
Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris, the capital of the 19th century. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular setting.
Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.
Puccini’s passionate opera is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecień, in a new production by Richard Jones
Sung in Italian with English surtitles
Music Giacomo Puccini
Director Richard Jones
Conductor Antonio Pappano
Mimì Nicole Car
Rodolfo Michael Fabiano
Marcello Mariusz Kwiecień
Musetta Simona Mihai & Joyce El-Khoury
Approximate running time: 2 hours 35 minutes, including one interval
Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 7.15pm
£13 - over 60s & students
£10 - under 16s