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.
Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.
Please arrive in plenty of time to register and, if you wish, order interval drinks.
For booking information please go here.
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
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
Conductor: Kevin John Edusei