• Puccini
  • March 2021

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 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.

Experience the power of Puccini's sublime score in this special livestreamed concert performance featuring celebrated Irish sopranos Celine Byrne and Anna Devin, in the roles of Mimì and Musetta.



This is a concert performance streamed live from the stage of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. On demand tickets to watch the concert are on sale until Monday 22 March and the livestream ends at midnight on Tuesday 23 March.

“Celine Byrne's rich-voiced consumptive Mimì made lovely work of her voluptuous arias” - The Times
“an exquisite, silvery voice, completely uniform in all the registers” - The Times on Anna Devin
“a real find . . . with a power and clarity which appears to increase at the top of his register” - bachtrack.com on Merūnas Vitulskis




Cast and Creative Team

Celine Byrne Mimì
Anna Devin Musetta
Merūnas Vitulskis Rodolfo
David Bizic Marcello
Ben McAteer Schaunard
John Molloy Colline
Eddie Wade Benoît, Alcindoro
Fearghal Curtis Parpignol
David Howes Doganiere
Rory Dunne Sergente
Irish National Opera Orchestra
Irish National Opera Chorus

Creative Team

Sergio Alapont Conductor
Sinéad McKenna Production and Lighting Design
Assistant Conductor and Chorus Director Elaine Kelly

Streaming Info

This concert will be live-streamed with tickets available from Dice.fm.

Ticket holders will receive an email 30 minutes before the performance with a unique code to access the stream.

You will also be able to access this code via the Dice app which can be downloaded here. If using the app, we recommend downloading this app when you purchase your ticket.

For the best viewing experience we recommend connecting to the stream via a Smart TV. You can do this by going to www.dice.fm/stream on your Smart TV web browser. Enter your phone number and the code to access the video. Hit play and you're good to go. Alternatively you can access the stream on your laptop or phone and use Chromecast or Airplay to connect to your Smart TV.

If viewing via a laptop or mobile, we recommend that you use headphones or speakers to avail of the best quality audio. It is a good idea to test your set up in advance of the stream so you are all set for the performance.

We are very much looking forward to sharing these performances with you. Whether you dress up or dress down, watch on the go or settle in with a glass of your favourite vino, we hope you will enjoy joining us as we return to the stage of the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.

We love to know where you're watching from, so please do share your experience and join the conversation on social media with #INOBoheme


How do I book? Tickets can be purchased online or using the DICE app. You can download DICE here.

If you're new to DICE then you'll need to register, providing your Full Name, Email and Mobile Number. You'll be sent a Verification Code, via SMS, to make sure the mobile number you have provided is valid. Once registered, simply click 'Book Now', select your ticket type and hit 'Check Out' to pay (via ApplePay, GooglePay or Visa, Mastercard, Amex).

You'll then receive an email from DICE to confirm your booking and your ticket will be stored safely in the app, ready for when the stream goes live.

Right, I've booked a ticket. Is there anything I need to do before the show starts?

We'd recommend downloading the DICE app on your Android or iOS device ahead of the show, as your unique five-character access code will appear on your ticket before the show starts.

You will also be able to access the stream via your email on the day. You will be emailed your access code 30 minutes before the performance is scheduled to start.

How can I watch the show on my phone?

To watch the stream on your phone, a yellow ‘Start streaming’ button will appear on your ticket (either via your email or the app) before the show starts – this will take you directly through to the live stream. Hit play and you're good to go.

Can I watch the show on a different device?

You sure can. To watch it on any other device, such as a laptop, Smart TV or games console, a unique five-character code will appear on your e-mail ticket or in-app 30 minutes before the stream is about to start. Visit dice.fm/stream on the device you'd like to use, and then enter your phone number and the code to access the video. Hit play and you're good to go.

Is DICE compatible with casting devices? Sure is. There are two options available here to cast the show to an alternative device.

If you experience difficulties with either of these options, please enter dice.fm/stream into your smart TV's browser, and enter your phone number and the code to access the video. Hit play and you're good to go.