VenueRoyal Opera House
Linbury Studio, Ballet Studio, Clore Studio,Floral Hall
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
Date From11th September 2017
Date To10th October 2017
What's OnV377

La boheme

La bohemeT0812040818
Puccini's most enduring opera. The story of the love of the poor poet Rodolfo for the consumptive seamstress Mimi. Set in the Latin Quarter of Paris the course of their love is constantly threatened by Rodolfo's jealousy and Mimi's illness. The painter Marcello and the provocative Musetta are the other main characters. This is where 'your tiny hand is frozen' comes from and the last few bars, as Rodolfo realises Mimi is dead, are some of opera's most moving moments.
Music Puccini
Lyrics Giacosa
Lyrics Illica
Book by Murger

Archive :: production:T0812040818, opera or operetta:S1980, venue:V377
Current production:Tour/Production

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Martin Corrick (03Oct17): Of course this production is beautifully played and sung, as every production from the ROH should be. But it should surely be intelligent too. And it isn't. In fact some aspects are so bad as to be ridiculous, and even comical. The worst of these horrendous moments is the Amazing Moving Shed that utterly ruins the climactic scenes by shuffling awkwardly about in the snow. Yes, it shuffles, and no, it doesn't shuffle off. It sort of parks itself out of the way of the dying, but in doing so it removes any sense of tragedy. All right, one has to suspend one's brain for many operas, and particularly for this one, but there are so many ghastly moments in this that one wonders if any intelligent person had a look at it before its debut. Don't believe me? Go look. Martin Corrick


Producer Royal Opera House
Producer Teatro Real Madrid
Producer Lyric Opera Chicago
Director Richard Jones
Conductor Antonio Pappano (some dates)
Conductor Paul Wynne Griffiths (some dates)
Conductor Nicola Luisotti (some dates)
Director Richard Jones
Performer Nicole Car (Mimi - some dates)
Performer Simona Mihai (Mimi - some dates)
Performer Maria Agresta (Mimi - some dates)
Performer Ekaterina Siurina (Mimi - some dates)
Performer Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo)
Performer Benjamin Bernheim (Rodolfo - some dates)
Performer Matthew Polenzani (Rodolfo - some dates)
Performer Atalla Ayan (Rodolfo - some dates)
Performer Mariusz Kwiecien (Marcello - some dates)
Performer Alessio Arduini (Marcello - some dates)
Performer Andrei Bondarenko (Marcello - some dates)
Performer Nadine Sierra (Musetta - some dates)
Performer Danielle de Niese (Musetta - some dates)
Performer Vlada Borovko (Musetta - some dates)
Performer Florian Sempey (Schaunard - some dates)
Performer Gyula Nagy (Schaunard - some dates)
Performer Duncan Rock (Schaunard - some dates)
Performer Rodion Pogossov (Schaunard - some dates)
Performer Luca Tittoto (Colline - some dates)
Performer Fernando Javier Rado (Schaunard - some dates)
Performer In Sung Sim (Schaunard - some dates)
Performer Jeremy White (Benoit)
Performer Wyn Pencarreg (Alcindoro)

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