Royal Opera House Presents: La Bohème

@ The Witham

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03 October 2017

7:15 pm

£15 | £13 concessions | £10 age 6 and under

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular setting.Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.

Approximate running time: 2 hour 35 minutes, including one interval | sung in Italian with English subtitles.

MUSIC GIACOMO PUCCINI

DIRECTOR RICHARD JONES

CONDUCTOR ANTONIO PAPPANO

MIMÌ NICOLE CAR

RODOLFO MICHAEL FABIANO

MARCELLO MARIUSZ KWIECIEŃ

MUSETTA NADINE SIERRA

Venue
3 Horse Market
Barnard Castle
DL12 8LY

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