Royal Opera House



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Starting Time

7:15 pm

Running Time: 3:00 Hours

Intervals: -

ROH: La bohème

Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Paris, 1900. 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.


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


Conducted by: Kevin John Edusei


MimìAilyn Pérez

RodolfoJuan Diego Flórez

Marcello: Andrey Zhilikhovsky

MusettaDanielle de Niese

SchaunardRoss Ramgobin

CollineMichael Mofidian

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House