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Your reaction: La bohème on BP Big Screens 2014

What did you think of the second of three BP Big Screens this summer?

By Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products)

15 July 2014 at 11.34pm | 3 Comments


Emotional finale

Winner of our photo competition

And others enjoying themselves

And some picnic food and drink

La bohème runs 9–19 July 2014. Tickets are still available.
The performance on 15 July 2014 will be streamed live to free, outdoor venues around the UK as part of BP Big Screens. Find a screening near you.

The production is given with generous philanthropic support from The Royal Opera House Endowment Fund. Original Production (1974) supported by The Linbury Trust.

By Ellen West (Head of Creative Studios and Digital Products)

15 July 2014 at 11.34pm

This article has been categorised Opera and tagged BP Big Screens, by John Copley, comment, La bohème, your reaction

This article has 3 comments

  1. noel patrick responded on 16 July 2014 at 7:08pm Reply

    Watched 'la boheme' on the big screen at Belfast City Hall. The image and sound quality were both excellent, and made for a very enjoyable night of opera.
    The introduction and interval items were greatly appreciated and brought the whole thing together. Kirsty Wark and Angela Gheorghiu on the one evening-more than a romantic heart can stand!!!
    The principals were excellent, as was the whole company, but it was particularily true of Vittorio Grigolo who has matured into a true lead tenor. His passionate 'che gelida manina' culminating in the powerful and passionate 'la speranza' did not disappoint, but brought a deserved ovation.
    Looking forward to Rigoletto already, althought the weather might not be just as good as last night.
    Thank-you ROH and BP

  2. Sharon Wallace responded on 19 July 2014 at 10:24pm Reply

    Fantastic evening. The weather, the atmosphere and the performance. Set in the grounds of Nottingham Trent Bridge cricket club, with a picturesque sunset, the comical yet emotionally romantic script was sung with great passion that took me on a journey of non-stop entertainment (apart from the intervals).
    Many thanks for the subtitles!!!

  3. John Morris responded on 1 June 2015 at 2:02pm Reply

    It's a year since I was walking in Trafalgar Square of a beautiful evening, and went to see what was going on with the big crowd there. La Boheme was about to start, I discovered. I went in, stood below the steps of the National Gallery, and started watching. Three hours later I was still there, totally against my evening's plan and totally transfixed. The sharpness of the screen relative to its huge size, the quality of the sound and amplification, the magnetic atmosphere, and the backdrop of Trafalgar Square at its most honey-coloured in the warm evening sunshine were sensational. I am a regular opera-goer, but these qualities, combined with the superlative performances of Vittorio Grigolo and Angela Giorgiou made this one of my best opera evenings ever, inside or outside an opera house, and to think it was all going on live just a few hundred yards away....I am going to the 'real thing' later this week at the ROH with Josef Calleja and the wondrous Anna Netrevko performing, as this is the final year for John Copley's much-loved 40 year old production, to see the set one last time, knowing that nothing can beat my outdoors experience. So, so much better than the cinema productions, good as they are, but cannot compete on this scale, and of course without that amazing atmosphere, which will bring and enfold a whole new world of opera first-timers into its addictive circle. Keep up the good work, BP!

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