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La Boheme, 16 July 1978

The Opera

Venue: Glyndebourne

Composer: Giacomo Puccini

Librettist: Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Conductor: Nicholas Braithwaite

Orchestra: London Philharmonic Orchestra


Marcello: John Rawnsley

Rodolfo: Alberto Cupido

Colline: Willard White

Schaunard: Alan Charles

Benoit: Thomas Lawlor

Mimi: Linda Zoghby

Parpignol: Neil McKinnon

Musetta: Ashley Putnam

Alcindoro: Federico Davia

Customs Officer: Paul Nemeer

Customs Sergeant: Brian Donlan

Production Team

Original Producer: John Cox

Staff Director: Julian Hope

Set Designer: Henry Bardon

Costume Designer: David Walker

Lighting Designer: Robert Bryan