Royal Opera House: La bohème
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Royal Opera 2017⁄18 Season: La bohème
Puccini’s irrepressibly romantic opera remains a fast favourite with audiences around the world, as this Royal Opera House production proves.
La Bohème premiered at the Teatro Regio, in Turin, on 1 February 1896. Although initial responses were mixed, Giacomo Puccini’s account of bohemian life in 1830s Paris soon grew in popularity, with audiences drawn to its story of fatal love. The opera marked the rich middle period of Puccini’s career, following the success of Manot Lescaut in 1894 and continued with Tosca (1900) and Madame Butterfly (1904).
This production is directed by Richard Jones, who made his debut with the Royal Opera House in 1994 and whose most recent productions include Il trittico, Gloriana and Boris Godunov.