• November 2023
  • Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin

La bohème

The Paris of love and art. A poet, a painter, a musician and a philosopher. Living hand to mouth in a freezing garret. Christmas cheer and a heart won by the girl next door. The tragedies of love and poverty.

Puccini’s best-loved opera is touching, comic, realistic and romantic, true for any time in which deep bonds can flower in the face of adversity.

Sung in Italian with English Subtitles.

La bohème...In Focus is a free online introduction to the opera taking place on 16 November at 7pm. Booking details to be announced.

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“Celine Byrne's rich-voiced consumptive Mimì made lovely work of her voluptuous arias” - The Times
“a real find . . . with a power and clarity which appears to increase at the top of his register” - bachtrack.com on Merūnas Vitulskis
“Sarah Brady enchants with her crystal clear soprano” - kulturfeder.de



Cast and Creative Team


Celine Byrne Mimì
Sarah Brady Musetta
Merūnas Vitulskis Rodolfo
Iurii Samoilov Marcello
Gyula Nagy Schaunard
John Molloy Colline
Eddie Wade Benoît, Alcindoro
Fearghal Curtis Parpignol
Irish National Opera Orchestra
Irish National Opera Chorus

Creative Team

Sergio Alapont Conductor
Orpha Phelan Director
Nicky Shaw Set & Costume Designer
Matthew Haskins Lighting Designer