This 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 production heighten its tragic ending, with audiences saying this 21st century Bohème affected them like no other.
New English Version by Robin Norton-Hale.
WINNER OF THE OLIVIER AWARD Best New Opera Production 2011
WINNER OF THE WHATSONSTAGE.COM AWARD Best Off West-End Production 2011
★★★★ 'Madly Brilliant' The Times
★★★★ ' A Masterstroke' The Guardian
★★★★ 'Puccini without a safety net' Evening Standard
★★★★ 'Opera with the gloves off' Whatsonstage.com
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