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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. Running time 2 hours 50 minutesPerformers Marcelo Alvarez (Rodolfo - Oct 23/27/31/ Nov 2/4/7/10/13), Frank Lopardo (Nov 16/21/25), Katie Van Kooten (Mimi - Oct 23/27/31 Nov 2/4/7/10/13), Hei-Kyung Hong (Mimi - Nov 16/21/25), William Dazeley (Marcello), Jared Holt (Schaunard), Alexander Vinogradov (Colline - Oct 23/27/31 Nov 2/4/7/10/13), Robert Gleadow (Colline - Nov 16/21/25), Nuccia Focile (Musetta), Jeremy White (Benoit), Robert Tear (Alcindoro - Oct 23/27 Nov 4/7/10/13/16/21/25), Ryland Davies (Alcindoro - Oct 31 Nov 2).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giacosa. Lyrics Illica. Book by Murger. Producer Royal Opera House. Conductor Philippe Jordan (Oct 23/27/31 Nov 2/4/7/10/13/16/21). Conductor Paul Wynne Griffiths (Nov 25). Director John Copley. Director Richard Gregson (associate director). Design Julia Trevelyan Oman. Lighting John Charlton. Lighting William Bundy.
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