Backstage films from the 2015 live relay of La bohème, including rehearsal footage and exclusive interviews.
When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall passionately in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.
La bohème had a lukewarm reception at its premiere in 1896, but its fortunes almost immediately changed. Giacomo Puccini's romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences round 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 500 performances here since.
- Giacomo Puccini
- Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
- John Copley
- Julia Trevelyan Oman
- Lighting design
- John Charlton
- Dan Ettinger
- Anna Netrebko
- Joseph Calleja
- Lucas Meachem
- Jennifer Rowley
- Simone Del Savio
- Marco Vinco
- Jeremy White
- Donald Maxwell
- Luke Price
- Royal Opera Chorus
- Concert Master
- Sergey Levitin
- Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
La bohème (1974) Digital Programme
Digital Programmes bring together a range of specially selected films, audio clips, pictures, articles, features, news and information, as well as exclusives and updates, and highlights from the Royal Opera House website, YouTube, SoundCloud and Flickr pages. Features are added as the performances approach, to enhance your experience of a production.
News and features
What did you think of our live relay of John Copley's production of Puccini's tragic romance?
La bohème to be relayed live to cinemas around the world and BP Big Screens in the UK on 10 June 2015
John Copley’s iconic production of Puccini’s opera stars Anna Netrebko and Joseph Calleja.
To find out more visit the La bohème (2015) production page.