LA BOHÈME - OPERAUPCLOSE
Saturday 3 June at 7.30pm
"Madly brilliant" The Times
"A masterstroke" The Guardian
"Opera with the gloves off" WhatsOnStage
This Olivier Award-winning version of Puccini’s much-loved weepie is a favourite with critics and audiences alike. La Bohème charts the ups and downs of a group of idealistic graduates as they bicker, party, try to make ends meet and follow their dreams. Aspiring novelist Rodolfo discovers a harsher reality when he falls for immigrant cleaner Mimi, while his best friend Marcello's tempestuous relationship with his on-off girlfriend Musetta brings humour and fireworks to the stage.
Performed in a new English translation by Robin Norton-Hale, with piano accompaniment, the comic elements of this hugely popular production heighten its tragic ending, with audiences saying this 21st century Bohème affected them like no other.