DetailsPuccini'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.
Lyrics(s): Giacosa, Illica
Book by: Murger
Director: Robin Norton-Hale
Musical Director(s): Andrew Charity (original musical director), Elspeth Wilkes
Costume(s): Kate Guinness, Lucy Read
Design(s): Kate Guinness, Lucy Read
Lighting(s): Christopher Nairne (original lighting designer), Richard Williamson, Tom Kitney