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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: approx. 2hrs 45mins (inclu. two intervals)Performers Ermonela Jaho (Mimi - Cast A and Jul 17), Angela Gheorghiu (Cast B exc Jul 17), Charles Castronovo (Rodolfo - Cast A and Jul 17), Vittorio Grigolo (Rodolfo - Cast B exc Jul 17), Markus Werba (Marcello - Cast A), Massimo Cavalletti (Marcello - Cast B), Simona Mihai (Musetta - Cast A), Irina Lungu (Musetta - Cast B), Daniel Grice (Schaunard Cast A), Lauri Vasar (Schaunard - Cast B), Jongmin Part (Colline - Cast A), Gabor Bretz (Colline - Cast B), Jeremy White (Benoit), Donald Maxwell (Alcindoro).
Music Puccini. Lyrics Giacosa. Lyrics Illica. Book by Murger. Producer Royal Opera. Conductor Cornelius Meister. Director John Copley. Design Julia Trevelyan Oman. Lighting John Charlton. Company Royal Opera Chorus. Company Orchestra of the Royal Opera House.
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