Puccini's La Bohème

Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera (stage director), Paolo Arrivabeni (conductor) – With Patrizia Ciofi (Mimi), Gianluca Terranova (Rodolfo)...

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Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera — Stage director

Carlo Sala — Set designer

Fernand Ruiz — Costume designer

Franco Marri — Lighting

Patrizia Ciofi — Mimi

Gianluca Terranova — Rodolfo

Ionut Pascu — Marcello

Alessandro Spina — Colline

Laurent Kubla — Schaunard

Patrick Delcour — Benoît

Chorus of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège

Pierre Iodice — Chorus master

Orchestra of the Opéra Royal de Wallonie-Liège

Paolo Arrivabeni — Conductor

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The Opéra Royal de Wallonie presents Giacomo Puccini's La Bohème. Stage director Stefano Mazzonis di Pralafera's production features a talented cast led by Patrizia Ciofi as Mimi and Gianluca Terranova as Rodolfo. Considered by some to be Puccini's best score, La Bohème is one of his best-known works. Premiered at Turin's Teatro Regio in 1896, the opera draws its plot from Henri Murger's Scènes de la vie de bohème. The story is set in Paris' Latin Quarter, where comedy and tragedy live side by side, and its main characters live on a heady mixture of love, dreams, and disillusionment.


One Christmas Eve, in an attic room in the Latin Quarter, the penniless poet Rodolfo meets his beautiful neighbor Mimi. Despite Mimi's illness and Rodolfo's misery, the two young people fall in love...

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