Glyndebourne: La bohème
Recorded as live from Glyndebourne’s 2022 Summer season.
Director: Floris Visser
Tue 13 Sep 7pm Book Now
Duration: 1hr 57m – No Interval
AGE Rating: TBC
Senior Citizens £12.50
Under 18s £12.50
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.
‘To be alone in winter is a terrible thing’
When seamstress Mimì meets the struggling writer Rodolfo they are instantly drawn together. But while Paris is a magical city of love, it’s also a very real place of hardship as the two young Bohemians and their friends soon discover, when not just jealousy but poverty and sickness tear them apart.
In La bohème Puccini created an opera in which ordinary people are elevated to the level of the extraordinary, the tragic, the timeless – transformed by a score that has seduced generations of audiences. Conversational and familiar, atmospheric and emotionally amplified, La bohème paints the complexity of human relationships in all their many shades, framing them with wonderfully vivid, bustling scenes of Parisian life. Comedy and tragedy are woven tightly together in an irresistible flow of melody and drama.
Floris Visser directs an exciting young cast in Glyndebourne’s first new La bohème for over 20 years. Jordan de Souza conducts.
Running time probably 2 hours without interval but to be confirmed.