Saturday 7th Oct 2017 —
Sunday 8th Oct 2017, Corn Exchange Auditorium
Full Price £15.50 / Concessions Price £13.50
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 focuses 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, stylized 1850s 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.
Duration: Approx 2 hours and 35 minutes, including one interval
Sung in Italian with English subtitles. An Opera in four acts.
Mimì: Nicole Car Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano Marcello: Mariusz Kwiecień Musetta: Nadine Sierra
Music: Giacomo Puccini Director: Richard Jones Conductor: Antonio Pappano
'Encore' screenings have been recorded live and released for broadcast at a later date, shown in cinemas around the UK.