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San Francisco Opera: La Boheme

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November 18 - December 6, 2020

Caird enabled us to savor the sweetness of our youth and our romances and ravages, and we saw it from both outside and in.

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Why See San Francisco Opera: La Boheme?

Classical & OperaHoliday & Christmas Shows

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San Francisco Opera revives Puccini's classic love story to light up the holiday season! Once again helming proceedings is John Caird, whose directorial credits include LA Opera's 2013 production of Tosca and the original 1985 West End staging of Les Miserables, which is still running some 35 years later. Nicola Luisotti conducts, whilst Maria Agresta, Aurelia Florian and Michael Fabiano and Arturo Chacon-Cruz  share the roles of central couple Mimi and Rodolfo respectively;

What is the story of La Boheme?

Set in 1840s Paris, La Boheme tells of the doomed love between a struggling poet Rodolfo, and a seamstress Mimi. Their love is an all-consuming one, yet it's ultimately dashed by the poverty which surrounds them. Since its premiere in 1896, La Boheme has grown into one of the most beloved operas in the world, with only Puccini's other masterwork Madama Butterfly rivaling it for sheer popularity. As Romeo and Juliet is to the theatre, La Boheme is to opera, managing to exude an achingly romantic tenderness but never once slipping over into sentimentality.

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Opening night: 18 November 2020


Sung in Italian with English subtitles

Run time

Two hours and 12 minutes, including one intermission

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