La Bohème by Giacomo PucciniBack to the list
Directors: Stéphane Lebard
Coproducers: Mezzo, Gran Teatre del Liceu, English National Opera, Cincinnati Opera
Language: Live concert
Country of Production: France
MUSICAL DIRECTOR / Marc Piollet
STAGE DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHY / Jonathan Miller
SET DESIGN & COSTUMES / Isabella Bywater
LIGHTING / Jean Kalman
PRODUCTION / English National Opera, Cincinnati Opera
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
CHORUS DIRECTOR / Conxita Garcia
Cor Vivaldi-Petits Cantors de Catalunya
CHILDREN'S CHORUS DIRECTOR / Peter Burian
Mimí Eleonora Buratto
Musetta Olga Kulchynska
Rodolfo Saimir Pirgu
Marcello Gabriel Bermúdez
Schaunard Isaac Galan
Colline Fernando Radó
Benoît / Alcindoro Fernando Latorre
La Bohème, the four-act opera by Giacomo Puccini from a libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, is one of the most performed lyrical works in the world.
It tells the story of the impossible love between Rodolfo and Mimi in the world of the literary “bohemia” of XIXth century Paris. We follow the romance between our two heroes through a wonderful series of tableaux that portray the contagious joie de vivre of youth and the tragic waste caused by sickness and separation.
This new, and highly theatrical production, transposes the action to the 1930s (100 years later than the original) with realistic, but traditional, sets created by Isabella Bywater for the staging by Jonathan Miller. The principal roles are sung by one of the most promising tenors, Saimir Pirgu, and the exciting soprano, Eleonora Buratto.