Opera La Bohème
Tuesday 12 December 2017, 18H:15

La Bohème


Is it because Murger had himself lived this way in his youth? No one better described the half-starved, struggling artists than the writer in his Scènes de la Vie de Bohème: artists ready to burn a manuscript to try to keep warm yet, in an era of triumphant bourgeois materialism, dreaming of another existence. Taking up these scenes of Bohemian life, Puccini offers us a heart-breaking love story and some of the most beautiful music in the history of opera in the story of the poet Rodolfo and fragile Mimi. The staging of this new production has been entrusted to Claus Guth who sets the drama in a future devoid of hope in which love and art become the sole means of transcendence.

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Opera in four acts (1896)
Music by Giacomo Puccini
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica
After Henry Murger, Scènes de la vie de bohème

Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel
Stage director: Claus Guth
Sets: Étienne Pluss
Costumes : Eva Dessecker
Lighting design: Fabrice Kebour
Choreography: Teresa Rotemberg
Dramaturgy: Yvonne Gebauer
Chorus master: José Luis Basso

Paris Opera Orchestra and Chorus
Maîtrise des Hauts-de-Seine / Paris Opera children’s Chorus

Mimì, Sonya Yoncheva
Musetta, Aida Garifullina
Rodolfo, Atalla Ayan
Marcello, Artur Ruciński
Schaunard, Alessio Arduini
Colline, Roberto Tagliavini
Alcindoro, Marc Labonnette
Parpignol, Antonel Boldan
Sergente dei doganari, Florent Mbia
Un doganiere, Jian-Hong Zhao
Un venditore ambulante, Fernando Velasquez

Presented by Alain Duault
2:35 including one 30-min interval