Giacomo Puccini music
Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica libretto
Emmanuel Villaume conductor
Richard Jones director
Stewart Laing designer
Mimi Jordan Sherin lighting designer 
Sarah Fahie movement director

Sonya Yoncheva Mimì ​
Charles Castronovo Rodolfo 
Andrzej Filończyk Marcello ​
Aida Garifullina Musetta ​
Gyula Nagy Schaunard ​
Peter Kellner Colline 

Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.

Running time: c. 2h 30m inc. intervals
Sung in Italian with English subtitles