11 June – 14 August

La bohème

A new production of opera’s greatest love-story.

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Public booking opens on Sunday 6 March 2022

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.

Floris Visser directs an exciting young cast in Glyndebourne’s first new La bohème for over 20 years. Jordan de Souza conducts.

A new production for Festival 2022. Sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Creative team

 Jordan de Souza

Floris Visser

Set Designer
Dieuweke Van Reij

Costume Designer
Jon Morrell

Lighting Designer
Alex Brok

Pim Veulings

Klaus Bertisch

London Philharmonic Orchestra

The Glyndebourne Chorus

Cast includes

Long Long
David Junghoon Kim (7, 10, 14 August)

Yaritza Véliz
Gabriella Reyes (7, 10, 14 August)

Daniel Scofield
Adrian Timpau (7, 10, 14 August)

Vuvu Mpofu
Mariam Battistelli (7, 10, 14 August)

Luthando Qave
Luvuyo Mbundu (7, 10, 14 August)

Ivo Stanchev

Supported by Handel and Yvonne Evans & Lindsay and Sarah Tomlinson

Illustration © Katie Ponder

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