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ROH Live: La Boheme (2020) [12A]

Runtime: 150 mins

Distributor: Royal Opera House, London

Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter, and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. Co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and Lyric Opera of Chicago Music: Giacomo Puccini Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica Conductor: Emmanuel Villaume Director: Richard Jones Designer: Stewart Laing Lighting designer: Mimi Jordan Sherin Movement director: Sarah Fahie Mimì: Sonya Yoncheva Rodolfo: Charles Castronovo Marcello: Andrzej Filończyk Musetta: Aida Garifullina Schaunard: Gyula Nagy Colline: Peter Kellner Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

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