The first revival of Richard Jones’s production of Puccini’s passionate opera, conducted by Nicola Luisotti and with two wonderful casts including Maria Agresta and Ekaterina Siurina, Andrei Bondarenko and Radion Pogossov.
Acclaimed director Richard Jones Boris Godunov, Il trittico directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème. Irresistible in its witty, passionate blend of comedy and tragedy, the opera focusses on the lives of a group of young artists as they eke out an existence on the bohemian fringes of Paris. Jones brings his characteristically acute insight to this much-loved classic, visualized in Stewart Laing’s spectacular, stylized designs.
Puccini’s romantic depiction of bohemian Paris, with wonderful music and a love story drawn from everyday life, has captivated audiences around the world, making La bohème one of the best-loved of all operas. It was first performed in Covent Garden in 1897 and has had more than five hundred performances here since.