Audiences respond to The Royal Opera’s new production of Puccini's masterpiece, which was relayed live to cinemas across the world.
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 designs.
- Giacomo Puccini
- Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
- Richard Jones
- Stewart Laing
- Lighting designer
- Mimi Jordan Sherin
- Movement director
- Sarah Fahie
La bohème (2017) Digital Programme
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Cast sheets are available as PDFs
News and features
Richard Jones's acclaimed new production of Puccini's opera will be broadcast live from Covent Garden.
Join the cast and creative team of Richard Jones' hotly-anticipated new production as they explore one of the most romantic operas of all time.
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