Archived: LA BOHÈME

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is broadcast LIVE from the ROYAL OPERA HOUSE in Covent Garden, London.

It is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

Music: Giacomo Puccini                  Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume     Director: Richard Jones

Mimì Sonya Yoncheva                      Rodolfo Charles Castronovo
Marcello Andrzej Filończyk              Musetta Aida Garifullina
Schaunard Gyula Nagy                    Colline Peter Kellner

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Approximate running time 2 hrs 30 mins

Doors and Bar open 7.00 pm
Curtain rises 7.45 pm


29 Jan 2020


Doors and Bar open 7.00pm, Curtain rises 7.45pm


£16 adult, £10 child