Giacomo Puccini

La bohème

Mimì and Rodolfo's passion burns with a brilliant flame. But when Mimì falls ill it meets the cold, hard light of day. In a city of lights, can love eclipse Death itself?

26 Nov - 22 Feb 2019

Jonathan Miller’s classic production returns to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the director’s ENO debut.

When Mimì knocks at the door of four impoverished friends, Rodolfo answers and it’s love at first sight. Conducted by Alexander Joel, Puccini‘s moving score follows Mimì and Rodolfo’s love unfolding from its joyful beginnings to the heartbreak of her death.

Making their ENO debuts are Natalya Romaniw as Mimì and lyric tenor Jonathan Tetelman, singing the role of Rodolfo. With Nadine Benjamin as Musetta, David Soar as Colline and Harewood Artists Bozidar Smiljanic and Matthew Durkan sharing Schaunard, this Bohème promises to be an exceptional musical and theatrical treat.

'One of the best Bohèmes to be heard in London'

The Guardian

'One of the best things Miller has ever done'


2 Matinee Performances Remaining
Running Time
2hrs 15mins

Tickets start from £12 with 500 seats available at £20 or less for every performance.* Aged 16-29 or a full time student? Join Access All Arias to get discounted tickets.

Signed Performance
12 Feb 2019
Sung in English. Our surtitles system displays sung words above the stage.

*A booking fee of £2.25 applies per ticket. A maximum of £9.00 per transaction is charged for Multi-Buy Packages.

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We operate security checks and do not allow drinks or food into the theatre. We do allow sealed water bottles. Additionally, water is available at every bar and on every level of the theatre. Please refer to our food and drink policy for more information.

Co-production with Cincinnati opera


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Creative Team

Alexander Joel


Valentina Peleggi

Conductor (Feb 20, 22)

Jonathan Miller


Natascha Metherell

Revival Director

Isabella Bywater


Kevin Sleep

Revival Lighting Designer

Amanda Holden