About the Show/Event
Information for La boheme at National Concert Hall, Dublin (Opera or Operetta). 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.
Approximate runtime 122minutes (including any interval).
Performers Elena Dee (Mimi - some dates), Alyona Kistenyova (Mimi - some dates), Maria Tonina (Musetta).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giacosa. Lyrics Illica. Book by Murger. Producer Ellen Kent.