Royal Opera House: La Bohème

Royal Opera Chorus

Orchestra of the Royal Opera House

 Puccini’s opera of young love in 19th-century Paris is packed with beautiful music, including lyrical arias, celebratory choruses for Act II’s evocation of Christmas Eve in the Latin Quarter and a poignant final scene over which the composer himself wept. Richard Jones’s character-led production perfectly captures La bohème’s mixture of comedy, romance and tragedy, with striking designs by Stewart Laing. The cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme.


Mimì Sonya Yoncheva

Rodolfo Charles Castronovo

Marcello Andrzej Filończyk

Musetta Aida Garifullina

Schaunard Gyula Nagy

Colline Peter Kellner


Music Giacomo Puccini

Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Conductor Emmanuel Villaume

Director Richard Jones

Designer Stewart Laing

Lighting designer Mimi Jordan Sherin

Movement director Sarah Fahie

Co-production with Teatro Real, Madrid and Lyric Opera of Chicago


  • Tickets from: £10.00 - £17.00
  • Running Time: 150mins
  • Showing Times: Wednesday 29th January at 7.45pm
  • Genre: Opera
  • First showing: 29/01/2020
  • Last showing: 29/01/2020