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 7.15 pm
Curtain rises 7.45 pm