MID WALES OPERA - PUCCINI'S LA BOHEME
Thursday 17 March at 7.30pm
Tickets - £19, concessions - £17
This performance will feature a British Sign Language interpretation
Acts 1 and 2: 55 mins
Acts 3 and 4: 50 mins
Reduced orchestration by Jonathan Lyness
It’s Christmas Eve, high above the streets of Paris a knock at the door begins the timeless love story of poet Rodolfo and his neighbour Mimi. Their fairytale romance feels like a Christmas miracle, but even the heat of their passion can’t defeat the winter chill – Mimi is desperately ill, and Rudolfo and his fellow bohemians can’t afford the help she needs.
From a student garret to the bustling streets of Montmartre, Puccini's masterpiece celebrates the power of love and friendship. Ensemble Cymru perform Puccini’s gloriously evocative score, with some of opera’s best loved arias conjuring Parisian cafes as well as the cold reality of the bohemians’ hand to mouth existence.