ROH LIVE 2017/18: LA BOHEME

When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì,a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill.Acclaimed director Richard Jones(Boris Godunov,Il trittico) directs a new production of Puccini’s La Bohème. Irresistible in its witty,passionate blend of comedy and tragedy,the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular setting.Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La Bohème one of the best-loved of all operas.It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances there since.