This winter, the Opéra de Paris takes you to the moon! Discover a new production of Puccini's timeless opera La Bohème featuring Nicole Car and Maestro Gustavo Dudamel. In this staging, the stage director Claus Guth sets the story in a dystopian future.
Premiered in Turin in 1896, Puccini's La Bohème is one of the most frequently performed operas today. But at the time of its premiere, La Bohème was one of a wave of revolutionary new operas that brought the lives of common people to the opera stage. As Puccini himself described it, he put "great sorrow in little souls," and in doing so created a new style called verismo. The opera's now-familiar tale follows two young artists, Rodolfo and Marcello, as they negotiate their complicated lives and respective love affairs with the seamstress Mimi and the extravagant singer Musetta.
Stage director Claus Guth and musical director Gustavo Dudamel's new production of La Bohème is set to be a highlight of the Opéra Bastille's 2017/2018 season. As Mimi, Nicole Car leads renowned colleagues Aida Garifullina (Musetta), Atalla Ayan (Rodolfo), Artur Ruciński (Marcello), Alessio Arduini (Schaunard), and Roberto Tagliavini (Colline). They are joined by the celebrated Orchestra and Choirs of the Opéra national de Paris.
Due to illness, Sonya Yoncheva will be replaced by Nicole CAR in the role of Mimi.
Ernst & Young : Mécène principal de l’Opéra national de Paris
PAPREC : Mécène principal du Ballet de l’Opéra national de Paris
Photo: © Bernd Uhlig