About the Show/Event
Information for La boheme at Royal Opera House, West End (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. Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
Approximate runtime 155minutes (including any interval).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giacosa. Lyrics Illica. Book by Murger. Producer Royal Opera. Producer Teatro Read Madrid. Producer Lyric Opera of Chicago. Conductor Emmanuel Villaume. Director Richard Jones. Design Stewart Laing. Lighting Mimi Fordan Sherin. Director Sarah Fahie (movement director). Director Julia Burback (revival director).