Opéra de Paris

La Bohème

In Cinemas 2, 3, 4 & 7 Feb 2018
Conductor
Gustavo Dudamel
Orchestra
Orchestre de l’Opera national de Paris
Cast
Nicole Car (Mimì), Aida Garifullina (Musetta), Atalla Ayan (Rodolfo), Artur Ruciński (Marcello), Alessio Arduini (Schaunard), Roberto Tagliavini (Colline)
Composer
Giacomo Puccini
Director
Claus Guth
Set Design
Ètienne Pluss
Duration
Approx 2h35 including interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Opéra Bastille, Paris 12 Dec 2017
Official Event Listing

New Production! Is it because Henri Murger had himselflived this way in his youth? No one better described the half-starved, struggling artists than the writer in his Scènes de la Vie de Bohème: artists ready to burn a manuscript to try to keep warm yet, in an era of triumphant bourgeois materialism, dreaming of another existence.

Taking up these scenes of Bohemian life, Puccini offers us a heart-breaking love story and some of the most beautiful music in the history of opera in the story of the poet Rodolfo (Atalla Ayan) and fragile Mimì (Nicole Car). The staging of this new production has been entrusted to Claus Guth who sets the drama in a future devoid of hope in which love and art become the sole means of transcendence. The brilliant Gustavo Dudamel conducts. 

Please note cast change (12/12/17):  the previously billed Sonya Yoncheva was forced to withdraw from this performance due to illness, replaced in the the role of Mimì by rising Australian soprano Nicole Car, fresh from singing this role for Antonio Pappano at Covent Garden's season opening production.

Opéra de Paris

Opéra de Paris is one of the world's greatest opera and ballet companies. Founded more than three centuries ago by Louis XIV, it now holds performances in two theatres, the Palais Garnier (1875) and the Opéra Bastille (1989). The company’s mission is to preserve and develop our operatic and ballet heritage and it gives more than 350 performances per year. Great composers such as Rameau, Gluck, Rossini, Verdi, Wagner, Gounod, Massenet, Poulenc and Messiaen all gave the first performances of their works here.

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