When young poet Rodolfo meets seamstress Mimi, it's love at first sight. But, faced by the cruel realities of poverty and ill health, will the flame that burns between them flicker and die? Or will the timeless strength of their youthful passion withstand every trial and tribulation that life can throw at them?
Experience a brilliant new interpretation of one of opera’s most timeless and unforgettable stories. This visually stunning, contemporary new production is from sought-after Australian director Benedict Andrews, whose work was most recently seen in London with the Young Vic’s award-winning 2014 production of A Streetcar Named Desire.
Puccini’s soaring vocal lines and beautiful orchestration will be conducted by Italian repertoire specialist Xian Zhang. Singing Mimì will be the brilliant soprano Corinne Winters, alongside lyric tenor Zach Borichevsky as Rodolfo, with Duncan Rock as Marcello and ENO Harewood Artist Rhian Lois as Musetta.
- Running time: 2hrs 20mins
- Language: Sung in English, with surtitles projected above the stage
- Tickets: Available from £12. There are now at least 500 tickets at every performance at £20 or under. Find the right offer for you >
- Signed Performance:10 November 2015
Want to learn more about La bohème?
Join a pre-performance discussion on Friday 23 October October at 5.15-6pm.
Tickets for the pre-show talk cost £5 (£2.50 for concessions) – you can add them to your booking once you've chosen your performance.
La bohème cast and creative team
Conductor Xian Zhang (Mark Fitzpatrick on 12 and 26 November)
Director Benedict Andrews
Set Designer Johannes Schütz
Costume Designer Victoria Behr
Lighting Designer Jon Clark
Associate Director Ran Arthur Braun
Translator Amanda Holden
Mimì Corinne Winters
Rodolfo Zach Borichevsky
Marcello Duncan Rock
Musetta Rhian Lois
Colline Nicholas Masters
Schaunard Ashley Riches
Benoit/Alcindoro Simon Butteriss
Co-production with Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam