Starring: Sonya Yoncheva, Charles Castronovo, Andrze Filończyk, Aida Garifullina, Gyula Nagy, Peter Kellner

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

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.

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

Company
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

Approximate running time: about 2 hours 30 minutes

Performance / Showing Times
Date
Time
Wednesday 29/01/2020
19:45.
Gwyn Hall Auditorium

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