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.
Music - Giacomo Puccini; Director - Richard Jones; Conductor - Emmanuel Villaume; Sonya Yoncheva (Mimì), Charles Castronovo (Rodolfo), Andrzej Filończyk (Marcello), Aida Garifullina (Musetta), Gyula Nagy (Schaunard), Peter Kellner. Sung in Italian with English subtitles. 150m (approx) inc interval.
Tickets £17.50 (Friends/Students £15)