Royal Opera House Presents: La Bohème
@ The WithamBook Now
03 October 2017
£15 | £13 concessions | £10 age 6 and under
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. 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.
Approximate running time: 2 hour 35 minutes, including one interval | sung in Italian with English subtitles.
MUSIC GIACOMO PUCCINI
DIRECTOR RICHARD JONES
CONDUCTOR ANTONIO PAPPANO
MIMÌ NICOLE CAR
RODOLFO MICHAEL FABIANO
MARCELLO MARIUSZ KWIECIEŃ
MUSETTA NADINE SIERRA
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