November 12, 2017 - 1:00 pm
A lost key and an accidental touch of cold hands in the dark – so begins one of the greatest romances of all opera.
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.
Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with wonderful 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 Royal Opera House performances since — including this new production from acclaimed director Richard Jones.