9 October – 26 November 2022

La bohème

Festival 2022's new production of opera’s greatest love-story comes to the Tour

Tour dates

After the performances at Glyndebourne, this production will be on stage at Milton Keynes, Canterbury, Norwich and Liverpool.

All dates and times are subject to change.

About the opera

‘To be alone in winter is a terrible thing’

Sometimes love just isn’t enough.

When seamstress Mimì meets the struggling writer Rodolfo they are instantly drawn together. But while Paris is a magical city of love, it’s also a very real place of hardship as the two young Bohemians and their friends soon discover, when not just jealousy but poverty and sickness tear them apart.

In La bohème Puccini created an opera in which ordinary people are elevated to the level of the extraordinary, the tragic, the timeless – transformed by a score that has seduced generations of audiences. Conversational and familiar, atmospheric and emotionally amplified, La bohème paints the complexity of human relationships in all their many shades, framing them with wonderfully vivid, bustling scenes of Parisian life. Comedy and tragedy are woven tightly together in an irresistible flow of melody and drama.

Creative team

Rory Macdonald
Olivia Clarke (16, 19 Nov)

Floris Visser

Set Designer
Dieuweke Van Reij

Costume Designer
Jon Morrell

Lighting Designer
Alex Brok

Pim Veulings

Klaus Bertisch

Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus

Cast includes

Bekhzod Davronov

Gabriella Reyes

Luthando Qave

Mariam Battistelli

Luvuyo Mbundu

William Thomas

Darren Jeffery

Would you like to be part of a dedicated Circle of Supporters helping to bring our new staging of
La bohème to audiences across the country? To find out more, contact our Development team on
+44 (0)1273 815 419 or development@glyndebourne.com

Illustration © Katie Ponder

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