No opera can equal the captivating romance and heartfelt tragedy of Puccini's
La boheme. With its real characters and powerful emotion, this story of doomed love gave Puccini full rein to unleash his most glorious music. From the rapturous grand-scale celebrations of cafe Momus to the tender intimacy of the artists' garret, you will be drawn into the unfolding action where passion and spectacle mix with despair and ultimate tragedy.
'A powerful show...held the huge audience captive'
Staged fully in-the-round, this production transforms the iconic Royal Albert Hall into 1940's Paris. The vibrant cafe society, the bitter cold of the police checkpoint and the harsh reality of the student's stark surroundings, all beautifully depicted and brought to life in evry detail by an award-winning creative team and a cast of internationally acclaimed performers.
Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, La boheme contains some of Puccini's finest music, including the deeply romantic scene at the end of Act One with Che gelida mainina, Si, Mi chiamano Mimi and Rodolfo and Mimi's tender love duet O soave fanciulla. Musetta's Waltz, Colline's Coat Song and Mimi's Farewell are just some of the glorious moments which raise the dramatic intensity to such great heights.
Director Francesa Zambello
Musical Director Oliver Gooch
Set Design Peter J. Davison
Costume Design Sue Willmington
Choreographer Arthur Pita
Lighting Design Andrew Bridge
Sound Design Bobby Aiken
ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA
The production will be sung in Italian with English surtitles
MIMI: Jessica Rose Cambio, Alyson Cambridge, Danielle Pastin
RODOLFO: Sean Pannikar, Rame Lahaj, James Edwards
MUSETTA: Anna Leese, Zulimar Lopez Hernandez
MARCELLO: Michael Chioldi, ZhengZhang Zhou