Paris, 1900. Penniless writer Rodolfo believes that art is all he needs – until he meets Mimì, the lonely seamstress who lives upstairs. So begins a timeless love story that blooms, fades, and rekindles with the passing seasons. But while the couple’s friends Marcello and Musetta passionately row and make up, a force greater than love threatens Rodolfo and Mimì.
Richard Jones’s production evokes the vivid contrasts of fin de siècle Paris, from Bohemian apartments to glittering arcades.
Cast and Creatives
Mimì Ailyn Pérez
Rodolfo Juan Diego Flórez
Marcello Andrey Zhilikhovsky
Musetta Danielle de Niese
Music Giacomo Puccini
Libretto Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica
Conductor Kevin John Edusei
Director Richard Jones
Sung in Italian with English subtitles
Approximate running time: about 3 hours, including one interval.
This is a cinema event. Broadcast live from the Royal Opera House