Puccini’s LA BOHEME in a new English version by ROBIN NORTON-HALE for OperaUpClose

la boheme

La Bohème

A new English version by ROBIN NORTON-HALE

The Olivier Award-winning version of Puccini’s much-loved weepie is a favourite with critics and audiences alike. 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.

Opens April 25th. For more information on dates and venues click here

 

ARTISTIC TEAM

Librettist & Director Robin Norton-Hale
Original Musical Director Andrew Charity
Tour Musical Director Elspeth Wilkes
Costume & Set Designers Kate Guinness & Lucy Read
Original Lighting Designer Christopher Nairne
Tour Lighting Designer Richard Williamson

PRESS

WINNER OF THE OLIVIER AWARD
Best New Opera Production 2011

WINNER OF THE WHATSONSTAGE.COM AWARD
Best Off West-End Production 2011

★★★★ The Times (Madly Brilliant)
★★★★ Guardian (A Masterstroke)
★★★★ Evening Standard (Puccini without a safety net)
★★★★ WhatsOnStage (Opera with the gloves off)
★★★★ Metro
★★★★Sunday Express
★★★★ Daily Express
New York Times (a huge artistic success)

CRITICS’ CHOICE: The Times, Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph, Independent on Sunday