Tuesday 3rd October
Over 60s, disabled & companions
Under 26s, schools & family*
Please note: there is a £1.50 transaction fee for booking up to 9 tickets online *Family ticket rate is for a group booking of four or more people containing at least one adult (maximum two adults), with the remaining parties being under 16 years of age
Puccini’s passionate opera is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecien, in a new production by Richard Jones.
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) 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.
Please note this production is sung in Italian with English surtitles
Duration: 2 hours 35 minutes approx. with one interval