Thu 20 Oct 2022. 7.15pm.
Paris, 1900. Penniless writer Rodolfo believes that art is all he needs – until he meets Mimì, 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 and Musetta passionately row and make up, a force greater than love threatens Rodolfo and Mimì.
Richard Jones’s production evokes the vivid contrasts of fin de siècle Paris, from Bohemian apartments to glittering arcades.
Music: Giacomo Puccini Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica Director: Richard Jones Set designer: Stewart Laing
Lighting designer: Mimi Jordan Sherin Movement director: Sarah Fahie Conducted by: Kevin John Edusei
Mimì: Ailyn Pérez Rodolfo: Juan Diego Flórez Marcello: Andrey Zhilikhovsky Musetta: Danielle de Niese Schaunard: Ross Ramgobin
Colline: Michael Mofidian
Royal Opera Chorus Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Sung in Italian with English Subtitles.
Approximate running time: 3 hours (including one interval)
Tickets: Full Price: £16, Concession £15, Child/Student £10