About the Show/Event
Information for La boheme at Theatre Royal, Newcastle upon Tyne (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.
Performers Lauren Fagan (Mimi opening Oct 12), Katie Bird (Mimi - opening Oct 16), Eleazar Rodriguez (Rodolfo opening Oct 12), Thomas Atkins - opening Oct 16), Anush Hovhannisyan (Musetta opening Oct 12), Samantha Clarke (Musetta - opening Oct 16), Yuriy Yurchuk (Marcello opening Oct 12), Timothy Nelson (Marcello - opening Oct 16), Henry Neill (Schaunard), Emyr Wyn Jones (Colline).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giacosa. Lyrics Illica. Book by Murger. Company Opera North. Conductor Renato Balsadonna. Conductor Matthew Kofi Waldren. Director Phyllida Lloyd (original director). Director Michael Barker-Caven (reviival director). Design Anthony Ward. Costume Anthony Ward.