ROH Live: La Boheme (2020)

Duration: 150 min

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris 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.

Co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and Lyric Opera of Chicago

Music: Giacomo Puccini
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Director: Richard Jones
Designer: Stewart Laing
Lighting designer: Mimi Jordan Sherin
Movement director: Sarah Fahie

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

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Club and Group screenings

Wed 29th Jan 19.45 Royal Opera House Live. Screen Arts.

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