- La Boheme [Royal Opera]
"La bohème had a lukewarm reception at its premiere in 1896, but its fortunes almost immediately changed. Giacomo Puccini's romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with memorable music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences round the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than 500 performances here since.
John Copley's production re-creates Paris in the 1830s, from the lively Latin Quarter, where hawkers and traders ply their wares, to a drafty attic where impoverished artists live hand-to-mouth.
For summer 2018, the Royal Opera present the first revival of Richard Jones's production of Puccini's passionate opera, conducted by Nicola Luisotti two casts including: Maria Agresta and Ekaterina Siurina as Mimì and Matthew Polenzani and Atalla Ayan as Rodolfo.