OperaUpClose return with their hugely acclaimed, 2011 Olivier-Award winning, new English version of Puccini’s La Bohème.
One of the most accessible and moving operas ever written, La Bohème charts the ups and downs of a group of idealistic graduates as they bicker, party, try to make ends meet and follow their dreams. Aspiring novelist Rodolfo discovers a harsher reality when he falls for immigrant cleaner Mimi, while his best friend Marcello's tempestuous relationship with his on-off girlfriend Musetta brings humour and fireworks to the stage.
The comic elements of this hugely popular production heighten its tragic ending, with audiences saying this 21st century Bohème affected them like no other. Robin Norton-Hale’s thought-provoking libretto is delivered with vigour and pace and performed by some of the UK’s top singers.
Presented by OperaUpClose
Venue: Pentland Theatre
"A masterstroke... in Norton-Hale's canny translation, the words and notes both make their mark." ★★★★ The Guardian
"Norton-Hale’s adaptation of the script wittily incorporates plenty of local flavour and brings the story bang up to date ... this venture has bags of charm and bucketloads of sincerity. OperaUpClose does exactly what it says on the tin – it’s in your face and gets under your skin." ★★★★ WhatsOnStage
"A huge artistic success" New York Times
Age Guidance: 12+
Running Time: 2 hours 10 mins (inc interval)
Latecomers may not be admitted.
Tickets from £12
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