Date(s) - 03/10/2017
Memo Arts Centre
Puccini’s passionate opera is conducted by Antonio Pappano and stars a superb young cast including Nicole Car, Michael Fabiano and Mariusz Kwiecień, in a new production by Richard Jones
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.
Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular, stylized 1850s setting.
Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 2 HOURS 35 MINUTES, INCLUDING ONE INTERVAL
SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES
Tickets: Full £15.00 / Concession £14.00 / U16s £11.00
Music: Giacomo Puccini / Director: Richard Jones / Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Mimì: Nicole Car / Rodolfo: Michael Fabiano / Marcello: Mariusz Kwiecień / Musetta: Nadine Sierra
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