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Royal Opera House : La Boheme (Puccini)
Sun, 8th October, 2017 @ 14:00pm - 16:35pm£8 – £13
Encore Satellite Screening
From The Royal Opera House
★★★★★ ‘A startling new production’ (The Independent)
★★★★ ‘…fresh, beautiful, and intelligent…’(The Telegraph)
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.
★★★★’Musically the show, conducted by Antonio Pappano with characteristic style and sensitivity, is terrific’ (The Evening Standard)
Acclaimed director Richard Jones (Boris Godunov, Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème.
★★★★’Antonio Pappano, the finest Puccini conductor of the day, ensures that the score comes over with exceptional vividness.’ The Stage
Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy,the opera focusses on the lives of a groupof young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris, the capital of the 19th century. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular, stylized 1850s setting.
★★★★’The young Australian soprano Nicole Car has quickly established herself as a company favourite, and this exquisitely sung Mimì shows why. Her warm, bright tone, steady and agile across the range, was a joy to hear…’ Whats on Stage
★★★★ ‘Michael Fabiano is perhaps the most exciting tenor of his generation and a fearless stage animal…’ Whats on Stage
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.
sung in Italian