La bohème

Royal Opera House

29 Jan 2020 19.00

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. 

Rodolfo is painfully aware that he cannot afford the medicine and care Mimì needs, and so separates from her. As her sickness takes hold Mimì returns to Rodolfo’s garret. They are joyfully reunited – but, despite the care of Rodolfo and his friends, Mimì dies.

Company

The Royal Opera

Music

Giacomo Puccini

Libretto

Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Director

Richard Jones

Designer

Stewart Laing

Lighting designer

Mimi Jordan Sherin

Movement director

Sarah Fahie

Revival Directors

Julia Burbach and Simon Iorio

Performers

Conductor

Emmanuel Villaume

Mimì

Sonya Yoncheva

Rodolfo

Charles Castronovo

Marcello

Andrzej Filończyk

Musetta

Aida Garifullina

Schaunard

Gyula Nagy

Colline

Peter Kellner

Benoît

Jeremy White

Alcindoro

Eddie Wade

Parpignol

Andrew Macnair

Chorus

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

Concert Master

Andrew Haveron