Royal Opera House – La Bohème

The Royal Opera house is broadcasting its production of La Bohème.

Ending on 16 July, the performance is available to stream for free on their website, alongside a number of other productions part of the Royal Opera House’s #OurHouseToYourHouse series.

The Royal Opera House’s website states that:

“Puccini’s opera of passion, friendship and heartbreak is one of the best-loved operas worldwide. Its music includes such treats as Rodolfo and Mimì’s Act I arias and duet, the ebullient choruses of Act II and Mimì’s heartrending death scene. Richard Jones’s recent production for The Royal Opera perfectly captures the vulnerability of youth amid the harshness and glamour of a big city. The 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 to its young would-be artists and their lovers, in this recording performed by a winning young cast under the baton of Antonio Pappano, Music Director of The Royal Opera”.

You can watch the production by clicking on the link below: