Puccini's opera of passion, friendship and heartbreak features a star-studded cast, conducted by Kevin John Edusei.
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.
Music: Giacomo Puccini
Director: Richard Jones
Set designer: Stewart Laing
Lighting designer: Mimi Jordan Sherin
Movement director: Sarah Fahie
Mimì: Ailyn Pérez
Rodolfo: Juan Diego Flórez
Marcello: Andrey Zhilikhovsky
Musetta: Danielle de Niese
Schaunard: Ross Ramgobin
Colline: Michael Mofidian
Royal Opera Chorus
Orchestra of the Royal Opera House
Conducted by: Kevin John Edusei