Scottish Opera: La Boheme
Wed 31 May, Sun 4, Tue 6, Thu 8 & Sat 10 June 2017 | Festival Theatre
Evenings Wed 31 May, Tue 6, Thu 8 & Sat 10 June 7.15pm | Matinee Sun 4 June 4pm
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (including 20 minute interval)
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Supported by The Scottish Opera Syndicate & Scottish Opera’s ‘Play a Supporting Role’ appeal
One evening Rodolfo hears a knock at the door. It is Mimi, a neighbour, who has no match to light her candle. They stumble in the dark; their hands touch; they fall in love. But love is complicated and all is not as perfect as first it seems...
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.
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.
Conductor Stuart Stratford& Derek Clark (25, 27 May)
Director Renaud Doucet
Designer André Barbe
Lighting Guy Simard
Mimì Hye-Youn Lee & Nadine Livingston (8 Jun)
Rodolpho Luis Gomes & Christopher Turner (8 Jun)
Marcello David Stout
Musetta Jeanine De Bique
Schaunard Božidar Smiljanić
Colline Damien Pass
Alcindoro/Benoît Jonathan Best
* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. An 80p handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.
Friends £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat)
Groups (8+) £6 off (Stalls & Dress, excl. Fri & Sat)
Concessions £3 off (excl. Fri & Sat)
Under 26 £10 (with valid ID)