Royal Opera

La Bohème

In Cinemas 26, 27 & 30 Nov 2022
Kevin John Edusei
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Juan Diego Flórez (Rodolfo), Ailyn Pérez (Mimì), Andrey Zhilikhovsky (Marcello), Danielle de Niese (Musetta), Ross Ramgobin (Schaunard), Michael Mofidian (Colline)
Giacomo Puccini
Richard Jones
Set Design
Stewart Laing
2h57 including an interval
Sung in Italian, with English subtitles
Captured live from Covent Garden, London, 20 Oct 2022
Official Event Listing

Opera in four acts (1896)

Puccini's opera of passion, friendship and heartbreak features a star-studded cast, stylishly conducted by Kevin John Edusei.

Paris, 1900. Penniless writer Rodolfo (Juan Diego Flórez) believes that art is all he needs – until he meets Mimì (thrilling soprano Ailyn Pérez), the lonely seamstress who lives upstairs. So begins a timeless love story that blooms, fades, and rekindles with the passing seasons.

But while the couple’s friends Marcello (Andrey Zhilikhovsky) and Musetta (Australian-born soprano Danielle de Niese) passionately row and make up, a force greater than love threatens Rodolfo and Mimì. 

Richard Jones’s first-class production evokes the vivid contrasts of fin de siècle Paris, from Bohemian apartments to glittering arcades.