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Experience one of opera’s greatest love stories, tracing the doomed relationship between the impoverished poet Rodolfo and his seamstress girlfriend Mimì.
La bohème is one of the world’s most popular and captivating operas. With its heartrending story and featuring some of Puccini’s most ravishingly beautiful music, it never fails to move and enchant.
Jonathan Miller’s stylish and acclaimed production, inspired by photographs of the 1930s Paris Left Bank, makes its third revival on the London Coliseum stage. Angel Blue, a sensational Musetta in ENO’s 2013 production, makes her role debut as Mimì, alongside David Butt Philip as Rodolfo. ENO Harewood Artist George von Bergen sings Marcello, while long-standing company favourite Andrew Shore takes the cameo roles of Benoit and Alcindoro.
La bohème is sung and surtitled in English | Running time: 2hrs 15mins
Listen to the pre-performance talk with Puccini expert Flora Willson and staff director Matthew Monaghan.
Signed performance 20 Nov.
Co-production with Cincinnati Opera. Original production supported by Peter Borender, Mr and Mrs Sid R. Bass and a syndicate of donors to the La bohème appeal
La bohème cast and creative team
Conductor Gianluca Marcianò / James Burton (26 & 28 November)
Director Jonathan Miller
Revival Director Natascha Metherell
Designer Isabella Bywater
Lighting Designer Jean Kalman
Librettist Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica after Henri Murger
Translator Amanda Holden
Mimì Angel Blue
Rodolfo David Butt Philip
Musetta Jennifer Holloway
Marcello George von Bergen
Colline Barnaby Rea
Schaunard George Humphreys
Benoit/Alcindoro Andrew Shore