Jonathan Miller’s classic production returns to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the director’s ENO debut.
When Mimì knocks at the door of four impoverished friends, Rodolfo answers and it’s love at first site. Conducted by Alexander Joel, Puccini‘s moving score follows Mimì and Rodolfo’s love unfolding from it’s joyful beginnings to the heartbreak of her death.
Making their ENO debuts are Natalya Romaniw as Mimì and lyric tenor Jonathan Tetelman, singing the role of Rodolfo. With Nadine Benjamin as Musetta, David Soar as Colline and Harewood Artists Bozidar Smiljanic and Matthew Durkan sharing Schaunard, this Bohème promises to be an exceptional musical and theatrical treat.
Almost 10 years after its first staging, Jonathan Miller’s light-touch take on La Boheme is still a winner
The translation by Amanda Holden includes witty rhyming couplets that draw laughter from the audience, making this a festive treat despite the bleak tale
This is a beautifully formed revival that shows all the light and shade in Puccini's score, along with delivering the gut-punch of the inevitable heartbreak at the end