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.
Archive :: production:T0588346503, opera or operetta:S1980, venue:V975
Sung in Italian. Sponsored by Manchester Airport. Running time 2 hours 20 minutes. On Thurs Dec 20 from 18:00 on two big screens La Boheme will be broadcast live from the Grand Theatre to the heart of Leeds (Biggate).