LA BOHÈME (Opera) – Royal Opera House 2019-20

 

Live: Wednesday 29 January 2020, 19:45 UK time
Encore: Sunday 2 February 2020, 14:00 UK time
DCP Window: 19 February – 19 March
Run Time: about 2 hours 35 minutes, including one interval
Sung in Italian

Music: Puccini
Director: Richard Jones
Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume
Cast includes: Sonya Yoncheva, Charles Castronovo

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

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