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Pucini | La Bohème

  • Opera Bastille Paris Place de la Bastille Paris, Île-de-France France (map)

Is it because Murger had himself lived this way in his youth? No one better
described the half-starved, struggling artists than the writer in his Scènes
de la Vie de Bohème: artists ready to burn a manuscript to try to keep warm yet,
in an era of triumphant bourgeois materialism, dreaming of another existence.
Taking up these scenes of Bohemian life, Puccini offers us a heart-breaking love
story and some of the most beautiful music in the history of opera in the story
of the poet Rodolfo and fragile Mimi. The staging of this new production
has been entrusted to Claus Guth who sets the drama in a future devoid of hope
in which love and art become the sole means of transcendence.

Show Dates:

  • Mon 18/12/17: 7:30 pm
  • Thu 21/12/17: 7:30 pm
  • Sat 23/12/17: 7:30 pm
  • Tue 26/12/17: 7:30 pm
  • Fri 29/12/17: 7:30 pm
  • Sun 31/12/17: 7:30 pm


  • Conductor: Gustavo Dudamel and Manuel López-Gómez
  • Director: Claus Guth
  • Mimi: Sonya Yoncheva (Dec 1 to 16), Nicole Car (Dec 18 to 31)
  • Musetta: Aida Garifullina
  • Rodolfo: Atalla Ayan and Benjamin Bernheim
  • Marcello: Artur Ruciński
  • Schaunard: Alessio Arduini and Andrei Jilihovschi
  • Colline: Roberto Tagliavini
  • Alcindoro: Marc Labonnette
  • Parpignol: Antonel Boldan
  • Sergente dei doganari: Florent Mbia
  • Un doganiere: Jian-Hong Zhao
  • Un venditore ambulante: Fernando Velasquez
Earlier Event: September 9
Pucini | La Bohème
Later Event: June 4
Pucini | La Bohème