Romance and heartbreak in bohemian Paris in Puccini's exquisite romantic tragedy La bohème
‘Love is forever. Life is fragile.’
Try something new this January and enjoy The Royal Opera’s live cinema broadcast of Puccini’s La bohème, which will be screened at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, on Wednesday 29 January at 7.45pm.
Boasting one of Puccini’s finest scores, La bohème explores the love affair between the penniless poet Rodolfo and the soulful seamstress Mimì, contrasting it with the more light-hearted affair between the painter Marcello and the spirited singer Musetta. Mimì is gravely ill with tuberculosis and she and Rodolfo decide to separate so that Mimì can find a wealthier lover to provide her with the care she needs. In a heart-breaking scene, the lovers are reunited in Mimì’s final hours when she returns to the only man she ever loved.
La bohème is currently one of the best-loved operas worldwide, and the opera most performed at the Royal Opera House. Director Richard Jones’s wonderful production of La bohème captures both the opera’s humour and its tragedy, while Stewart Laing’s eye-catching designs bring 19th-century Paris to life, with its dazzling shopping arcades and café. The fantastic cast features some of the greatest interpreters of Puccini’s bohemian lovers performing today, as well as former members of The Royal Opera’s Jette Parker Young Artists Programme. French conductor Emmanuel Villaume conducts.
The Royal Opera’s La bohème will be broadcast live in cinemas on Wednesday 29 January at 7.45pm. The next ROH live broadcast will be The Royal Ballet’s Swan Lake on Wednesday 1 April 2020. For more information and to book tickets, visit torchtheatre.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01646 695267.