Watch: John Copley on La bohème - ‘It was the first proper opera I’d seen and I cried all the way home on the bus’
10 June 2015
The director recalls his first moment with Puccini’s opera and his thoughts on this last revival.
22 May 2015
The Royal Opera’s 1974 production, on its last outing this summer, took a revolutionary approach to realism onstage, spearheaded by Oman’s meticulously researched designs.
15 May 2015
Over 41 years, all the greats – including Plácido Domingo, Kiri Te Kanawa and Luciano Pavarotti – have performed in John Copley’s classic production.
John Copley's iconic production of La bohème to be given send off with special farewell event on 23 May 2015
18 March 2015
Celebration on first night of final run will look back at a production that has seen performances by many opera greats.
17 July 2014
The wide variety of props in John Copley's classic production is intended to create an engrossing and believable world.
18 February 2013
Love and death in bohemian Paris – a guide to Puccini's poignant opera, as the curtain goes up on John Copley's classic production.