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La Boheme, 01 November 1980

The Opera

Venue: New Theatre, Oxford

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Librettist: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite

Orchestra: Bournemouth Sinfonietta


Marcello: Christopher Blades

Rodolfo: Pietro Ballo

Colline: Andrew Gallacher

Schaunard: Omar Ebrahim

Benoit: Michael Carlyle

Mimi: Helen Field

Parpignol: Mark Curtis

Musetta: Catherine McCord

Alcindoro: Charles Kerry

Customs Officer: Paul Hodges

Customs Sergeant: Neil Jansen

Production Team

Original Producer: Michael Beauchamp

Set Designer: Henry Bardon

Costume Designer: David Walker

Lighting Designer: Keith Benson