Jonathan Miller marks the 40th anniversary of his English National Opera directorial debut by bringing back his much-celebrated production of La Bohème to the London Coliseum.
The show is set in Paris during the early 1930s. When Mimì knocks at the door of four impoverished friends, Rodolfo answers – and it’s love at first sight. But the cruel hand of jealousy soon intervenes as events spiral out of control.
Conducted by Alexander Joel, Puccini‘s moving score follows Mimì and Rodolfo’s love unfolding from its joyful beginnings to the heartbreak of her death.
La Bohème is sung in English, with a surtitles system projecting lyrics above the stage.
Making their ENO debuts are Natalya Romaniw as Mimì and lyric tenor Jonathan Tetelman, singing the role of Rodolfo.
With Nadine Benjamin as Musetta, David Soar as Colline and Harewood Artists Bozidar Smiljanic and Matthew Durkan sharing Schaunard, this La Bohème promises to be an exceptional musical and theatrical treat.