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What you thought of La bohème

Read a selection of press reviews and audience reactions for La bohème.

The curtain has now gone up on our brand new production of Puccini’s La bohème.

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

Read what the critics and audience had to say about the production.

What the critics are saying

‘a masterpiece in monochrome’
★★★★★

The Arts Desk

‘Floris Visser’s new production puts a dark spin on this story of doomed lovers – which only heightens the life-affirming vibrancy of the music’

The Guardian

‘eclipsing all else, the young Chilean soprano Yaritza Véliz. Her haunted and terrified Mimì is the sort of megawatt performance, vocally and visually, that proclaims a star in the making.’

The Times

‘Bracing and deeply affecting staging of a work that still speaks to our age’

Evening Standard

‘Puccini’s music…is driven with skill and flow by conductor Jordan de Souza with the London Philharmonic, with some unusually fluent tempi and effective twists of the miraculous orchestration.’

The Telegraph

Audience Reaction

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‘An imaginative interpretation which built tension into its execution without distracting from the underlying Boheme story. Beautifully, staged, sung and lit.’

 Audience Member


La bohème is on stage until 14 August 2022
Can’t make it to the Festival?
You can see La bohème in selected cinemas from September, and on-demand on Glyndebourne Encore from November.


Image credits: La bohème, Festival 2022. Photos by Richard Hubert Smith.

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