Giacomo Puccini

La bohème

Mimì and Rodolfo's passion burns with a brilliant flame. In a city of lights, can love eclipse Death itself?

One of opera’s most popular and unforgettable stories, Puccini’s La bohème is an exceptional musical and theatrical treat. When Mimì knocks at the door of four impoverished friends, Rodolfo answers and it’s love at first sight.

Inspired by Brassaï’s photographs of 1930s Paris and Parisians, Jonathan Miller’s classic production returns to ENO. Conducted by Ben Glassberg, Puccini’s moving score follows Mimì and Rodolfo’s love unfolding from its joyful beginnings to ultimate heartbreak, and features popular opera songs like Musetta’s Waltz.

Sinead Campbell-Wallace and Nadine Benjamin share the role of Mimì, with David Junghoon Kim as Rodolfo, Louise Alder as Musetta and Charles Rice as Marcello. The cast also includes Harewood Artists William Thomas as Colline, with Benson Wilson and Alex Otterburn sharing the role of Schaunard.

Co-production with Cincinnati Opera and Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona

Puccini’s opera of love, life and loss returns to the London Coliseum. Book your opera tickets today to experience one of the world’s most famous operas live.

Never been to an opera before? Join ENO First and attend La bohème on 2 or 10 February.

'Jonathan Miller's production is still a winner.'

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We offer brilliant opera experiences at a range of affordable prices. Tickets start at just £10 plus £2.25 booking fee per ticket. A maximum of £9.00 per transaction is charged for Multi-Buy Packages.

Sung in English. Our surtitles system displays sung words above the stage.

Suggested age guidance 11+. This production contains some mild sexual references and use of moderate language.

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