La Boheme; Royal Opera House; 19 June –6 July 2021; from £10 - £230
Two fantastic casts perform Puccini’s opera of passion, friendship and heartbreak – one of the best-loved operas worldwide.
Richard Jones’s recent production for The Royal Opera, adapted to accommodate safety regulations, perfectly captures the vulnerability of youth amid the harshness and glamour of a big city. Atmospheric designs by Stewart Laing evoke both the poverty of the bohemians’ attic home and the splendour of Paris’s shopping arcades on Christmas Eve.
The opera blends tragedy and comedy, the soulful and the spirited, into a powerful encapsulation of the intenseness of life’s experiences.
Conducted by Renato Balsadonna
Cast includes Boris Pinkhasovich, Gianluca Buratto and Danielle de Niese!