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La Bohème

Opéra Bastille - from 28 November to 31 December 2017

La Bohème

New show

Opera Giacomo Puccini

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Opéra Bastille - from 28 November to 31 December 2017

2h35 with 1 interval

Language : Italian

Surtitle : French / English

  • Opening night : 1 December 2017


In few words:

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.


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Audio clips

Podcast | La Bohème - Giacomo Puccini

La Bohème – « Chi son ? Sono un poeta »

La Bohème - « Sono Andati » (Sonya Yoncheva)

La Bohème – « il primo sole è moi »

Media coverage

  • Car le prétendu respect de la lettre est en fait un étouffement de l’œuvre (…)

    Alain Duault, Opera Online
  • L’apparition de Mimi en robe rouge, quasi somnambule, est d’une poésie magnifique.

    Marie-Aude Roux, Le Monde
  • En propulsant l’opéra de Puccini dans une station spatiale, Claus Guth lui offre un dépoussiérage salutaire, quitte à faire bondir les puristes.

    Guillaume Tion, Libération

About the work


  • Exclusive timepiece of the Paris Opera

  • Sponsor of the Paris Opera initiatives for young people and of the avant-premières

  • Sponsor of the Paris Opera's audiovisual broadcasts

  • With the support of AROP