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La Bohème

Revival premiere of Puccini’s beloved opera.

Opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924). Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa after Henri Murger’s novel.

Once, we were all going to live forever. Puccini’s La Bohème is easy to love. In four short acts, Puccini’s La Bohème captures the recklessness of youth, where it blossoms, wilts and dies.

‘Tearfully beautiful’ SR Kulturnytt
‘Sensational’ Expressen
‘Musical excellence’ Dagens Nyheter
‘A nostalgic feel-good show’ Svenska Dagbladet
‘A tearful evening in all the right ways’ SR Kulturnytt
‘Creative and powerful’ Borås Tidning
‘Watch it. You’ll be transported straight into the magical world of opera!’ SR Sjuhärad

In Paris, young poet Rodolfo bumps into a neighbour in the dark. He remarks how cold her hand is, and she tells him her name is Mimì. The start of love affair can be as simple as that. But something is wrong with Mimì. She seems ill, and the couple’s and their friends’ intensive lifestyle doesn’t help matters. When spring comes to Paris, it doesn’t only bring life. And love does not conquer all.

Puccini’s La Bohème is easy to love. In four short acts, he captures the essence of the recklessness of youth, where youth itself blossoms, wilts and dies. Joy and despair co-exist in tandem.

We welcome the revival of our successful production from 2020, by a young, British team is set in a dreary 1970’s Paris; a time and place where bohemian intellectuals, student revolts and protest marches reawakened dreams of a better, more just society. In her role debut as Mimì, Ida Falk Winland masterfully exhibits the delicate balance between endurance and fragility. Conductor Vincenzo Milletarì sets Puccini’s music free to fly as high as these young adults’ dreams.

Photo By Lennart Sjoberg Credits: Lennart Sjöberg

Photo By Lennart Sjoberg Credits: Lennart Sjöberg

Credits: Mats Bäcker

Photo By Lennart Sjoberg Credits: Lennart Sjöberg

Photo By Lennart Sjoberg Credits: Lennart Sjöberg