Royal Opera Live: La boheme

Presented by Royal Opera Live via Satellite Broadcast (encore)

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Sun 02 February 2020

At Pomegranate Theatre

Starts 2pm.

The Pomegranate Theatre is proud to present this satellite broadcast as part of its cinema programme.

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. 

Puccini’s score is one of his most beautiful, with highlights including Rodolfo and Mimì’s introductory arias and love duet in Act I, ebullient music for the chorus and soloists in Act II, and Mimì’s poignant death scene, over which the composer himself wept. La bohème received its world premiere at the Teatro Regio, Turin, on 1 February 1896, and its Covent Garden premiere the following year. It is currently one of the best-loved operas worldwide, and the opera most performed at the Royal Opera House.

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. (155min)

Ticket Information

£16.40,
Concessions, students & child £13.90
Friends save 10%, bookable by calling the Box Office on 01246 345 222

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