Scottish Opera: La boheme Opera

Scottish Opera: La boheme

  • Start date

    Thursday 25 May 2017

  • End date

    Saturday 27 May 2017

  • venue

    His Majesty's Theatre

  • time

    Starts 7.15pm

  • age


  • price

    ★£56.50 - £19.50 inc. bf | U26s £10 | Subscriptions available

  • genre


Puccini’s La bohème

New production sung in Italian with English supertitles

Supported by The Scottish Opera Syndicate & Scottish Opera’s ‘Play a Supporting Role’ appeal.

The team behind 2014’s hit Don Pasquale returns with a new production of Puccini’s classic, La bohème. Director Renaud Doucet and designer André Barbe set the romance amidst the jumble of Paris’s famous flea markets. Inspired by the Jazz Age of Josephine Baker, this production will be full of their trademark colour, character and style.

It’s a pleasure to discover La bohème for the first time or to see it for the twentieth time – proof that, as an opera, it is universal, and that its atmosphere is more than merely nostalgic.’ Renaud Doucet & André Barbe

Puccini’s sublime score never fails to cast its spell – his lush orchestration and exquisite vocal lines combine in some of the most ravishing music in opera. Hye-Youn Lee (Madama Butterfly 2014) is the fated Mimì and Luis Gomes, winner of 2015’s Grand Prize at the Verbier Festival Academy and a Covent Garden regular, is Rodolfo. Music Director Stuart Stratford conducts.

Conductor Stuart Stratford& Derek Clark
Director Renaud Doucet
André Barbe
Lighting Guy Simard

Marcello David Stout
Jeanine De Bique
Božidar Smiljanić
Damien Pass
Jonathan Best


Do you want to know more about the opera you are going to see?

Unwrapped: Friday 26 May, 6pm  |  Pre-show Talk: Saturday 27 May, 6pm


Road closures outside His Majesty's Theatre, Thursday 25 May: The Tour Series 2017 cycling event will pass HMT and to accommodate the event set up and removal, a number of city centre roads including Rosemount Viaduct will be closed from 7am and will reopen by 12 midnight. Click here for more information

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