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 David Freedman, Martin Nelson, Ian Wilson-Pope, Charles de Bromhead, Julien Debreuil, Dickon Gough, Alistair Sutherland, Michael Davis, Nicolas Dwyer, Benjamin Seifert, Rosalind Coad, Belinda Evans, Pamela Hay, Elinor Jane Moran, Louise Alder, Louise Lloyd, Rhian Lois, Clare Presland, Robin Bailey, Anthony Flaum, Gareth Morris, Tom Kennedy, Marcin Kopec, John Savournin.
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giacosa. Lyrics Illica. Book by Murger. Company Opera Up Close. Translation Robin Norton-Hale. Director Robin Norton-Hale. Conductor Andrew Charity. Musical Director Andrew Charity. Design Kate Guinness. Costume Lucy Read. Lighting Christopher Nairne.