Puccini’s

La bohème

A NEW CO-PRODUCTION WITH THEATER ST. GALLEN

Supported by The Scottish Opera Syndicate
& Scottish Opera's 'Play a Supporting Role' Appeal

Theatre Royal

Glasgow

Tue 9 May to Sat 20 May

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His Majesty's Theatre

Aberdeen

Thu 25 May to Sat 27 May

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Festival Theatre

Edinburgh

Wed 31 May to Sat 10 Jun

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Eden Court

Inverness

Tue 13 Jun to Sat 17 Jun

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 The team behind 2014’s hit Don Pasquale returns with a new production of Puccini’s classic, La bohème.

Director Renaud Doucet and designer André Barbe set the romance amidst the jumble of Paris’s famous flea markets. Inspired by the Jazz Age of Josephine Baker, this production will be full of their trademark colour, character and style.

‘It’s a pleasure to discover La bohème for the first time or to see it for the twentieth time – proof that, as an opera, it is universal, and that its atmosphere is more than merely nostalgic.Renaud Doucet & André Barbe

Puccini’s sublime score never fails to cast its spell – his lush orchestration and exquisite vocal lines combine in some of the most ravishing music in opera.

Hye-Youn Lee (Madama Butterfly 2014) is the fated Mimì and Luis Gomes, winner of 2015’s Grand Prize at the Verbier Festival Academy and a Covent Garden regular, is Rodolfo. Music Director Stuart Stratford conducts.

Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Running time approx. 2 hrs 30 mins

 

Listen

  • PLAYLIST Credits for Che gelida manina (Rodolfo) Credits for Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì (Mimì) Credits for O soave fanciulla (Rodolfo/Mimì) Credits for Quando me n’vò (Musetta) Credits for Che facevi, che dicevi (Marcello/Musetta/Mimì/Rodolfo) Credits for Sono andati? Fingevo di dormire (Mimì)

  • Che gelida manina (Rodolfo)
  • Sì. Mi chiamano Mimì (Mimì)
  • O soave fanciulla (Rodolfo/Mimì)
  • Quando me n’vò (Musetta)
  • Che facevi, che dicevi (Marcello/Musetta/Mimì/Rodolfo)
  • Sono andati? Fingevo di dormire (Mimì)
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Cast & Creative Team

Mimi
Hye-Youn Lee & Nadine Livingston*
*16 May, 8,13, Jun

Rodolfo
Luis Gomes & Christopher Turner*
*16 May, 8, 13 Jun

Marcello
David Stout

Musetta
Jeanine De Bique

Schaunard
Božidar Smiljanić

Colline
Damien Pass

Alcindoro/Benoît
Jonathan Best

Conductors
Stuart Stratford & Derek Clark*
*25, 27 May

Director
Renaud Doucet

Designer
André Barbe

Lighting
Guy Simard

Get Closer

Widen your opera experience with a pre-show talk, or try a free hour long taster that gives you an insight into our operas and how they are created.

Opera Unwrapped

Glasgow
Thu 11 May, 6pm

Aberdeen
Fri 26 May, 6pm

Edinburgh
Thu 1 Jun, 6pm

Inverness
Wed 14 Jun, 6pm

Pre-show Talk

Glasgow
Sat 20 May, 6pm

Aberdeen
Sat 27 May, 6pm

Edinburgh
Sat 10 Jun, 6pm

Inverness
Sat 17 Jun, 6pm

Tickets for Opera Unwrapped and pre-show talks are free but should be reserved by calling the box office at your chosen venue. Find out more.

Access

If you are visually impaired, you can enjoy the full opera experience with live commentary that describes the action on stage without compromising the music. Free touch tours including the set, props and costumes are also available before the show.

Touch Tours

Glasgow
Sun 14 May, 2.45pm

Aberdeen
Sat 27 May, 6pm

Edinburgh
Sat 10 Jun, 6pm

Inverness
Sat 17 Jun, 6pm

Audio Described

Glasgow
Sun 14 May, 4pm

Aberdeen
Sat 27 May, 7.15pm

Edinburgh
Sat 10 Jun, 7.15pm

Inverness
Sat 17 Jun, 7.15pm

Dementia Friendly

Glasgow
Sat 13 May, 3pm

Edinburgh
Sat 3 Jun, 3pm

Contact the box office at your local venue to book – tickets should be booked at least two weeks in advance. Discounts available. Touch tours only available to audio-description bookers. Guide dogs welcome. Find out more.