The Round •
128 mins (including interval) •
OperaUpClose's hugely acclaimed, 2011 Olivier-Award winning, new English version of Puccini’s La Bohème.
Presented by OperaUpClose
By Giacomo Puccini
Librettist & Director: Robin Norton-Hale
Original Musical Director: Andrew Charity
Musical Director: Elspeth Wilkes
Costume & Set Designs: Kate Guinness & Lucy Read
Original Lighting Designer: Christopher Nairne
Lighting Designer: Richard Williamson
Rodolfo: Phil Lee
Mimi: Elinor Jane Moran
Marcello: Nick Dwyer
Musetta: Louise Lloyd
Schaunard: Matthew Duncan
Colline: Alistair Sutherland
Benoit/Alcindoro: Martin Nelson
Chorus: Rebecca Burraway
Piano: Elspeth Wilkes
OperaUpClose presents their hugely acclaimed, 2011 Olivier- Award winning, new English version of Puccini’s La Bohème.
Aspiring novelist Rodolfo discovers a harsher reality when he falls for immigrant cleaner Mimi, while his best friend Marcello's tempestuous relationship with his on-off girlfriend Musetta brings humour and fireworks to the stage.
The comic elements of this hugely popular production heighten its tragic ending, with audiences saying this 21st century Bohème affected them like no other. Robin Norton-Hale’s thought-provoking libretto is delivered with vigour and pace and performed by some of the UK’s top singers.
Age guidance: 13+
WINNER OF THE OLIVIER AWARD Best New Opera Production 2011
WINNER OF THE WHATSONSTAGE.COM AWARD Best Off West-End Production 2011
'a huge artistic success' New York Times 'Madly Brilliant' ★★★★ The Times 'A Masterstroke' ★★★★ Guardian 'Puccini without a safety net' ★★★★ Evening Standard 'Opera with the gloves off' ★★★★ WhatsOnStage ★★★★ Metro ★★★★ Sunday Express ★★★★ Daily Express