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Thursday 27 February - Sunday 9 March 2014

La Boheme | Royal Albert Hall
Scheduled end time: 4:45pm [matinee]; 9:45pm [evening]

'A powerful show... held the huge audience captive' Evening Standard
“Puccini’s tale of romance, laughter and tragedy…the thousands-strong audience packed into the RAH for this entertaining and moving experience.” The Stage
"Magnificently staged and beautifully sung, La Boheme at the Royal Albert Hall is a great show as well as a great opera." The Express

No opera can equal the captivating romance and heartfelt tragedy of Puccini's La Bohème.

With its real characters and powerful emotion, this story of doomed love gave Puccini full rein to unleash his most glorious music. From the rapturous grand-scale celebrations of café Momus to the tender intimacy of the artists' garret, you will be drawn into the unfolding action where passion and spectacle mix with despair and ultimate tragedy.

Staged fully in-the-round, this production transforms the iconic Royal Albert Hall into 1940s Paris. The vibrant café society, the bitter cold of the police checkpoint and the harsh reality of the student’s stark surroundings, all beautifully depicted and brought to life in every detail by an award-winning creative team and a cast of internationally acclaimed performers.

Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, La Bohème contains some of Puccini's finest music, including the deeply romantic scene at the end of Act One with Che gelida manina, Si, Mi chiamano Mimi and Roldolfo and Mimi's tender love duet O soave fanciulla. Musetta’s Waltz, Colline’s Coat Song and Mimi’s Farewell are just some of the glorious moments which raise the dramatic intensity to such great heights.

La Bohème will be sung in Italian with English surtitles.


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La Bohème at the Hall, 2006
La Bohème at the Hall, 2006
La Bohème at the Hall, 2006
La Bohème at the Hall, 2006
La Bohème at the Hall, 2006


MIMI: Jessica Rose Cambio, Alyson Cambridge, Danielle Pastin

RODOLFO: Sean Pannikar, Rame Lahaj, James Edwards

MUSETTA: Anna Leese, Zulima Lopez Hernandez, Madeleine Pierard

MARCELLO: Michael Chioldi, Zhengzhong Zhou, James Cleverton
SCHAUNARD: Stefano de Peppo

COLLINE: Joshua Bloom
BENOIT / ALCINDORO: Henry Waddington
PARPIGNOL: Paul Hopwood
SERGEANT: Oliver Gibbs

CONDUCTORS: Oliver Gooch, Gareth Hancock

An allocation of seats have been reserved for visually impaired customers for an audio described performance at 2:30pm on Sunday 9 March.

To book tickets please call the Royal Albert Hall Box Office Access line on 020 7838 3110 and quote 'audio' when booking.

Bookers for this audio described performance can enjoy a touch tour ahead of the performance. Please ask when booking tickets for more information on this.

Headsets can be collected from the information desk located at Door 6 on your arrival at the Hall.
To request a large print programme you will need to request one 10 days in advance of the performance. Requests can be made through the Box Office on the number above.

Please note that Guide Dogs are not allowed in the auditorium, unless you are seated in a box. If you would like to bring your Guide Dog with you, we can arrange to look after it during the performance. Please inform the Box Office when booking.

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