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.
Richard Jones perfectly captures the blend of tragedy and comedy in La bohème, and provides an acute analysis of Puccini’s young would-be artists and their lovers, the soulful Mimì and spirited Musetta. Spectacular designs by Stewart Laing evoke both the poverty of the bohemians’ attic home and the splendour of Paris’s shopping arcades on Christmas Eve.
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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.
To find out more visit the La bohème (2017) production page.