Opera

La bohème

Giacomo Puccini

11 Dec, 17 - 08 Jan, 18

Musical conductor: Paolo Carignani

Stage Director: Richard Jones

Sponsor by:

Fundación Banco Santander
Fundación Mutua Madrileña

A new production of La bohème, by Giacomo Puccini, with conductor Paolo Carignani and stage director Richard Jones, comes to the Teatro Real in a co-production with the Royal Opera House of London and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. The cold December weather in Madrid will transport us to the Parisian winter tainted with melancholy that accompanies the thwarted love of Rodolfo (Stephen Costello/Piero Pretti) and Mimì (Anita Hartig/Yolanda Auyanet).

Puccini constructed a story about young, innocent, hopeful, bohemians, whose dreams were cut short in atmosphere of hardship, but whose lives continue to touch us today. The beauty of the music, the dramatic effectiveness, the orchestral motifs and the sentimentality of the story, as befits Italian melodrama, are the components that has made La bohème one of the most loved operas ever. 

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The performance on 17 December is sponsored by:
     

Language

Español, Italiano

Subtitles in

Español, Inglés

Opera in four acts

Music by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
 
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, after the novel Scènes de la vie de bohème (1851) by Henri Murger
 
Premiered at the Teatro Regio of Torino on 1 February 1896
Premiered at the Teatro Real de Madrid on 17 February1900
 
New production by the Teatro Real, in co-production with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and the Lyric Opera of Chicago

               

Synopsis of La bohème

Act I

An attic in the Latin Quarter of Paris, Christmas Eve. Rodolfo and Marcello complain about the bitter cold. They burn the manuscript of
Rodolfo’s latest play and they and their friend Colline enjoy the brief warmth. Schaunard arrives with wood, food and wine that he has earned working for an eccentric Englishman. The friends plan to go and eat in the Latin Quarter but are interrupted by Benoît, their landlord, who demands  the rent. They offer him wine and, when Benoît boasts of his sexual prowess, pretend outrage and push him out. Marcello, Colline and Schaunard head off, leaving Rodolfo to finish an article. A girl knocks at the door and asks for a light for her candle. As she is leaving it flickers out again and she realizes that she has lost her key. Rodolfo’s candle also goes out as they search for it. Rodolfo tells the girl about his life as a poet. She tells him her name, Mimì, and describes her life as an embroiderer. Schaunard, Colline
and Marcello shout up to Rodolfo to hurry. Mimì asks if she may join them at the Café Momus, and the lovers leave together.

Act II

The Latin Quarter. Rodolfo and Mimì wander through the Christmas Eve crowds. Rodolfo introduces Mimì to his friends. As they sit down to supper, Marcello’s ex-girlfriend Musetta appears with Alcindoro, her rich admirer. Musetta decides to seduce Marcello and launches into a song. She then complains of a painful foot, and dispatches Alcindoro to buy new shoes. She and the bohemians quickly depart, leaving Alcindoro with both their bills.

Act III

Outside the Barrière d’Enfer. Workers arrive at the city gates. Mimì meets Marcello outside a tavern. When she learns that Rodolfo is there she becomes agitated, and tells Marcello that Rodolfo’s jealousy is destroying their relationship. She hides as Rodolfo appears. Rodolfo tells Marcello that Mimì’s flirtatious behaviour has incensed him. But soon he reveals the real reason for their separation: she is very ill and he is too poor to help her. They hear Mimì crying and coughing. Rodolfo hurries to her, while Marcello, suspicious of Musetta’s flirtatious laughter, hurries back into the inn. While Marcello and Musetta quarrel and separate, Rodolfo and Mimì decide to
postpone their separation until the spring.

Act IV

The attic, autumn. Marcello and Rodolfo pretend not to miss their former girlfriends but admit that they do. Schaunard and Colline arrive with bread and a herring and the four eat and amuse each other. Suddenly Musetta enters. She has brought Mimì, who is desperately ill: Musetta explains that Mimì has begged to be taken to Rodolfo. Mimì rallies and greets the friends. Musetta instructs Marcello to sell her earrings to pay for medicine and a doctor. Colline leaves with Schaunard to pawn his coat. Mimì, alone with Rodolfo, expresses her boundless love for him, and the lovers reminisce about their first meeting. The others return with a muff and medicine, promising that a doctor will come – but Mimì dies unnoticed while they are preparing her medicine.

La bohème

Giacomo Puccini

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11 December 2017

21:00

Main Auditorium

STEPHEN COSTELLO, Joan Martín Royo, José Manuel Zapata, Anita Hartig, Etienne Dupuis, Mika Kares, Roberto Accurso, Joyce El-Khoury
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12 December 2017

21:00

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PIERO PRETTI, Manel Esteve, José Manuel Zapata, Yolanda Auyanet, Alessandro Luongo, Fernando Radó, Roberto Accurso, Carmen Romeu
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14 December 2017

21:00

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STEPHEN COSTELLO, Joan Martín Royo, José Manuel Zapata, Anita Hartig, Etienne Dupuis, Mika Kares, Roberto Accurso, Joyce El-Khoury
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17 December 2017

19:00

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STEPHEN COSTELLO, Joan Martín Royo, José Manuel Zapata, Anita Hartig, Etienne Dupuis, Mika Kares, Roberto Accurso, Joyce El-Khoury
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18 December 2017

21:00

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PIERO PRETTI, Manel Esteve, José Manuel Zapata, Yolanda Auyanet, Alessandro Luongo, Fernando Radó, Roberto Accurso, Carmen Romeu
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19 December 2017

21:00

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20 December 2017

21:00

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PIERO PRETTI, Manel Esteve, José Manuel Zapata, Yolanda Auyanet, Alessandro Luongo, Fernando Radó, Roberto Accurso, Carmen Romeu
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23 December 2017

21:00

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STEPHEN COSTELLO, Joan Martín Royo, José Manuel Zapata, Anita Hartig, Etienne Dupuis, Mika Kares, Roberto Accurso, Joyce El-Khoury
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25 December 2017

21:00

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PIERO PRETTI, Manel Esteve, José Manuel Zapata, Yolanda Auyanet, Alessandro Luongo, Fernando Radó, Roberto Accurso, Carmen Romeu
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26 December 2017

21:00

Main Auditorium

STEPHEN COSTELLO, Joan Martín Royo, José Manuel Zapata, Anita Hartig, Etienne Dupuis, Mika Kares, Roberto Accurso, Joyce El-Khoury
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27 December 2017

21:00

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PIERO PRETTI, Manel Esteve, José Manuel Zapata, Yolanda Auyanet, Alessandro Luongo, Fernando Radó, Roberto Accurso, Carmen Romeu
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29 December 2017

21:00

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STEPHEN COSTELLO, Joan Martín Royo, José Manuel Zapata, Anita Hartig, Etienne Dupuis, Mika Kares, Roberto Accurso, Joyce El-Khoury
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30 December 2017

21:00

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PIERO PRETTI, Manel Esteve, José Manuel Zapata, Yolanda Auyanet, Alessandro Luongo, Fernando Radó, Roberto Accurso, Carmen Romeu
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02 January 2018

21:00

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STEPHEN COSTELLO, Joan Martín Royo, José Manuel Zapata, Anita Hartig, Etienne Dupuis, Mika Kares, Roberto Accurso, Joyce El-Khoury
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03 January 2018

21:00

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PIERO PRETTI, Manel Esteve, José Manuel Zapata, Yolanda Auyanet, Alessandro Luongo, Fernando Radó, Roberto Accurso, Carmen Romeu
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04 January 2018

21:00

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STEPHEN COSTELLO, Joan Martín Royo, José Manuel Zapata, Anita Hartig, Etienne Dupuis, Mika Kares, Roberto Accurso, Joyce El-Khoury
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07 January 2018

19:00

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STEPHEN COSTELLO, Joan Martín Royo, José Manuel Zapata, Anita Hartig, Etienne Dupuis, Mika Kares, Roberto Accurso, Joyce El-Khoury
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08 January 2018

21:00

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PIERO PRETTI, Manel Esteve, José Manuel Zapata, Yolanda Auyanet, Alessandro Luongo, Fernando Radó, Roberto Accurso, Carmen Romeu
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15 December 2017

21:00

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PIERO PRETTI, Manel Esteve, José Manuel Zapata, Yolanda Auyanet, Alessandro Luongo, Fernando Radó, Roberto Accurso, Carmen Romeu
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