La Bohème
21 December 2016 > 5 January 2017
Opera
Opéra des Nations

La Bohème

Opera in 4 acts by Giacomo Puccini

Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa, based on Scènes de la vie de Bohème by Henri MurgerFirst performed in Turin on 1 February 1896 at the Teatro Regio de Turin, conducted by Arturo Toscanini.

New production

Sung in Italian with English and French surtitles
Duration : approx. 2:30 (with one intermission)

The magic of Puccini’s masterpiece is still potent. A love story in Paris, where a group of penniless young artists make the most of life to brighten up their often miserable daily existence. They indulge their passions until the day destiny decides otherwise and upends their reality once and for all. At the start, an enjoyable novel by Henri Murger; at the finish, one of the finest operas in the Italian repertory. The music carries all in its wake, moving audiences to tears in a work suffused with life and untrammelled feeling. Mimì and Rodolfo meet and fall in love, while the relationship between Musetta and Marcello provides a dramatic counterpoint. This is the gist of a work that serves a double helping of tragedy at the end.

Musical Director Paolo Arrivabeni
Stage Director Matthias Hartmann
Stage Director Assistant Alix Op de Hipt
Set Designer Raimund Orfeo Voigt
Costumes Designer Tina Kloempken
Lighting Designer Tamás Bányai
   
Rodolfo Dmytro Popov
21, 23, 27, 29, 31 December 2016 & 4 January 2017
  Sébastien Guèze
22, 26, 28, 30 December 2016, 3 & 5 January 2017
Mimì Nino Machaidze
21, 23, 27, 29, 31 December 2016 & 4 January 2017
  Ruzan Mantashyan
22, 26, 28, 30 December 2016, 3 & 5 January 2017
Marcello Andrè Schuen
21, 23, 27, 29, 31 December 2016 & 4 January 2017
  Michael Adams
22, 26, 28, 30 December 2016, 3 & 5 January 2017
Musetta Julia Novikova
21, 23, 27, 29, 31 December 2016 & 4 January 2017
  Mary Feminear*
22, 26, 28, 30 December 2016, 3 & 5 January 2017
Schaunard Michel de Souza
Colline Grigory Shkarupa
Alcindoro Alexander Milev
Benoît Wolfgang Barta
   
Maîtrise du Conservatoire populaire de musique, danse et théâtre de Genève
Directors Magali Dami & Fruzsina Szuromi
 
Grand Théâtre Opera Chorus
Director Alan Woodbridge
 
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande  
*Member of The Young Artists in Residence Troupe  

Broadcast on Espace2

Dec 2016
Wednesday 21 |  7:30 pm
Thursday 22 |  7:30 pm
Friday 23 |  7:30 pm
Monday 26 |  7:30 pm
Tuesday 27 |  7:30 pm
Wednesday 28 |  7:30 pm
Thursday 29 |  7:30 pm
Friday 30 |  7:30 pm
Saturday 31 |  7:30 pm
Jan 2017
Tuesday 3 |  7:30 pm
Wednesday 4 |  7:30 pm
Thursday 5 |  7:30 pm