La Bohème - Royal Opera House Covent Garden (2015) - La Bohème - Royal Opera House Covent Garden (2015)

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La bohème had a lukewarm reception at its premiere in 1896, but its fortunes almost immediately changed. Giacomo Puccini's romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences round 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 500 performances here since.

John Copley's production re-creates Paris in the 1830s, from the lively Latin Quarter, where hawkers and traders ply their wares, to a drafty attic where impoverished artists live hand-to-mouth. Rodolfo and Mimì's love story is given moving expression through Puccini's score, from their first meeting in Act I (a scene which contains some of the composer’s most exquisite arias and duets) to their poignant reunion in Act IV. These moments of emotional intensity are contrasted with the colourful spectacle of the Café Momus and surrounding streets in Act II, where Puccini presents a cross-section of Parisian society in all its noise and vibrancy.

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Schedule

May 23, 2015 19:30:00

May 27, 2015 19:30:00

May 30, 2015 19:30:00

June 02, 2015 19:30:00

June 05, 2015 19:30:00

June 08, 2015 19:30:00

June 10, 2015 19:30:00

July 09, 2015 12:30:00

July 11, 2015 19:30:00

July 13, 2015 19:30:00

July 16, 2015 19:30:00

Casting

John Copley

Dan Ettinger

Alexander Joel

Joseph Calleja

Piotr Beczala

Anna Netrebko

Lianna Haroutounian

Lucas Meachem

Levente Molnár

Dionysios Sourbis

Simone Del Savio

Marco Vinco

Nahuel Di Pierro

Ekaterina Bakanova

Jennifer Rowley

Work's characters list

Director

Conductor

Conductor

Rodolfo

Rodolfo

Mimi

Mimi

Marcello

Marcello

Schaunard

Schaunard

Colline

Colline

Musetta

Musetta

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