Starring: Sonya Yoncheva, Charles Castronovo, Andrzej Filonczyk, Aida Garifullina
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Director: Richard Jons
Approx running time: 2 hours 30 minutes
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.
Richard Jones perfectly captures the blend of tragedy and comedy in La bohème, and provides an acute analysis of Puccini’s young would-be artists and their lovers, the soulful Mimì and spirited Musetta. Spectacular designs by Stewart Laing evoke both the poverty of the bohemians’ attic home and the splendour of Paris’s shopping arcades on Christmas Eve.