A NEW CO-PRODUCTION WITH THEATER ST. GALLEN
Supported by The Scottish Opera Syndicate
& Scottish Opera's 'Play a Supporting Role' Appeal
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 20 mins
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)
Cast & Creative Team
La bohème: How to Make a Carousel HorseWe have a selection of fantastic props on the La bohème stage, many made from scratch by our fantastic production dept. Here's a peek at the process they went through to create our three full size 'vintage' carousel horses.
La bohème: A wander through ParisJoin director Renaud Doucet and designer André Barbe as they take us on a wander through 1920s Paris, and their vision for La bohème.
La boheme: TrailerA preview of our spectacular 2017 production of Puccini's La bohème.
La bohème: What the audience thought
Creating Paris: A walk through La boheme's props
La bohème: Creating ParisDiscover the jumble of city's famous flea markets in our 'Creating Paris' timelapse.
Creating Peggy GuggenheimEach of the singers in the chorus of La bohème has a specific character to play. Many are based on members of The Lost Generation, who lived in Paris in the 1920s. One of these is Peggy Guggenheim, American Art Collector and socialite. Follow the creation of Peggy's costume from design to fitting in our behind-the-scenes video.
What the press said
'This stunner of a production from Scottish Opera will live long in the memory' ★★★★★ Glasgow Theatre Blog
'A great, unstoppable train of a Bohème, jump aboard and enjoy.' ★★★★ The Scottish Daily Express
'Powerful, vibrant and colourful jazz-age production packed with joie de vivre.' ★★★★ Bachtrack
'Jazz-age colour and vitality.' ★★★★ The Guardian
'Detail-rich and resonant production packed with big emotions.' ★★★★ The Stage
'Thrilling and delicious.' ★★★★ The Daily Record
'A joy to behold.' ★★★★ The Outlier
'Opera at its most exuberant.' The Herald
'Stunningly designed.' The Times