Royal Opera House Encore
£14.50 concessions, £13 members.
Length: 155 min
Director: Richard Jones
Cast: Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecień
Language: Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
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 hours 35 minutes, including one interval. Cast and running time subject to change.
Please note this is an encore. The live screening is on Tues 3 October 2017 – find out more.