La Bohème - Opera - Season 22/23 Programming - Opéra national de Paris

Sales open on 15 November 2022 at 12h00

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    La Bohème

    Giacomo Puccini

    Opéra Bastille - from 02 May to 04 June 2023

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La Bohème

Opéra Bastille - from 02 May to 04 June 2023

Sales open on 15 November 2022 at 12h00

Book Subscribe Option booking This production is no longer available for subscription

La Bohème

Opera Giacomo Puccini

Sales open on 15 November 2022 at 12h00

Book Subscribe Option booking This production is no longer available for subscription

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Opéra Bastille - from 02 May to 04 June 2023

2h30 with 1 interval

Language : Italian

Surtitle : French / English

About

In few words:

Was it because the writer Henry Murger had himself known such a life during his youth? That would explain the veracity with which, in his Scènes de la vie de bohème, he depicts those half‑starved, struggling artists, ready to burn their manuscripts for a bit of warmth whilst, in an age of triumphant bourgeois materialism, they dream of another life. Taking up these scenes, Giacomo Puccini offers us the heart‑breaking story of the poet, Rodolfo, and the fragile Mimi, and some of the most beautiful pages in the repertoire. The director, Claus Guth, sets their broken love affair in space, creating a universe in which the past resurges in the form of hallucinatory flashbacks. In this surprising setting, Puccini’s music resounds sublimely, highlighting the very essence of the work: memory as the thread that attaches us to life.

  • Opening
  • First part 60 mn
  • Intermission 30 mn
  • Second part 85 mn
  • End

5 questions about La Bohème

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5 questions about La Bohème

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Audio clips

La Bohème – « il primo sole è moi »

La Bohème – « Chi son ? Sono un poeta »

La Bohème - « Sono Andati » (Sonya Yoncheva)

La Bohème - « Un passo, un detto, un vezzo, un fior… »

Media coverage

  • Unprecedented dramatic richness

    Marie-Aude Roux, Le Monde
  • The appearance of Mimi in her red dress, almost sleepwalking, is beautifully poetic.

    Marie-Aude Roux, Le Monde
  • By propelling Puccini's opera into a space station, Claus Guth gives it a salutary dusting, even if it means making the purists jump.

    Guillaume Tion, Libération

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    2 operas + 1 ballet

    Available to audience members under the age of 28, at attractive rates in seat category 4 at the Palais Garnier and seat categories 7 and 8 at the Opéra Bastille.

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