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.
Running time 2 hours and 15 minutes including interval.
Sung in Italian with English surtitles.
La bohème...In Focus
A free online introduction to the opera by Michael Lee.
Thursday 16 November 7pm.
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A co-production with Opéra Orchestre national Montpellier, in association with Bord Gáis Energy Theatre.
In supporting partnership with Barclays.
“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 on Merūnas Vitulskis
“Sarah Brady enchants with her crystal clear soprano” - kulturfeder.de
“it’s an opera for young singers about young people — happy and full of hope, joking about terrible things. They discover life, but also death.” - Roberto Alagna
“I wish there to be as much singing, as much melody, as possible” - Giacomo Puccini on La bohème
“even I leave the theatre, when I can get a ticket, humming my lost innocence” - Igor Stravinsky
Cast and Creative Team
|Eddie Wade||Benoît, Alcindoro|
|Irish National Opera Orchestra|
|Irish National Opera Chorus|
|Independent Theatre Workshop Children’s Chorus|
|Nicky Shaw||Set & Costume Designer|
|Matthew Haskins||Lighting Designer|
|Elaine Kelly||Chorus Director|
|Chris Kelly||Assistant Director|
|Annalisa Monticelli||Language Coach|