Running from Thursday 27 February - Sunday 9 March 2014, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra accompany a stunning cast in Puccini's captivating romance and heartfelt tragedy, La bohème at the Royal Albert Hall.
With its real characters and powerful emotion, this story of doomed love gave Puccini full rein to unleash his most glorious music. From the rapturous grand-scale celebrations of café Momus to the tender intimacy of the artists’ garret, you will be drawn into the unfolding action where passion and spectacle mix with despair and ultimate tragedy.
Staged fully in-the-round, this production transforms the iconic Royal Albert Hall into 1940s Paris. The vibrant café society, the bitter cold of the police checkpoint and the harsh reality of the student’s stark surroundings, all beautifully depicted and brought to life in every detail by an award-winning creative team and a cast of internationally acclaimed performers.
Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, La bohème contains some of Puccini's finest music, including the deeply romantic scene at the end of Act One with Che gelida manina, Si, Mi chiamano Mimi and Roldolfo and Mimi's tender love duet O soave fanciulla. Musetta’s Waltz, Colline’s Coat Song and Mimi’s Farewell are just some of the glorious moments which raise the dramatic intensity to such great heights.
La bohème will be sung in Italian with English subtitles.
Promoted by Raymond Gubbay Limited.
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MIMI: Jessica Rose Cambio, Alyson Cambridge, Danielle Pastin
RODOLFO: Sean Pannikar, Rame Lahaj, James Edwards
MUSETTA: Anna Leese, Zulima Lopez Hernandez
MARCELLO: Michael Chioldi, Zhengzhong Zhou
SCHAUNARD: Stefano de Peppo
COLLINE: Joshua Bloom
BENOIT / ALCINDORO: Henry Waddingham
PARPIGNOL: Paul Hopwood
CUSTOMS OFFICER: Mark Saberton
SERGEANT: Oliver Gibbs