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La bohème

Giacomo Puccini / Teatro Regio Torino / Gianandrea Noseda / Àlex Ollé

Opera’s greatest, most heartbreaking love story is given a sumptuous, visually magnificent new production direct from the Teatro Regio Torino with Gianandrea Noseda conducting.

Opera’s greatest, most heartbreaking love story. La bohème is a sumptuous, visually magnificent new production direct from the Teatro Regio, Turin – the opera house that gave the opera its very first staging, back in 1896. It is conducted by Music Director Gianandrea Noseda and directed by Àlex Ollé.

Amid the towering metal tangles of a city of today, when penniless young writer Rodolfo meets fragile artisan Mimì, he’s smitten. But can their blazing romance survive the bitter chill of their lives on the edges of society – or can it only flicker and die?

Àlex Ollé, director of Catalan theatre collective La Fura dels Baus, transplants Puccini’s poignant masterpiece from its traditional Parisian garret to the fringes of a bracingly modern-day, multicultural metropolis, where the young creators of tomorrow party, bicker and try to live out their dreams.

Ollé’s staggering set fills all three dimensions of the stage with moving edifices of metal – visually stunning in their evocations of the flickering lights of a winter city after dark, and playing out Puccini’s poignant love story across several levels at once.

Teatro Regio Torino Music Director Gianandrea Noseda has been critically lauded for his thrillingly dramatic, detailed account that stresses the modernity of Puccini’s opulent music. He is joined by an exceptional cast of international singers.

With its grand theatrical and emotional sweep, Noseda's and Ollé’s La bohème delivers an unforgettable visual feast, shot through with passion and tenderness.


Photo: Virginio Levrio

Language
Performed in Italian with English supertitles
AD
Audio Described
26 Aug 3pm

Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica from the novel Scènes de la vie de Bohème by Henri Murger

25 Aug 7.15pm
Mimì Erika Grimaldi
Rodolfo Giorgio Berrugi
Musetta Kelebogile Besong
Marcello Simone del Savio 
Schaunard Benjamin Cho
Colline Nicola Ulivieri
Benoît / Alcindoro Matteo Peirone
Parpignol Gualberto Silvestri
Customs Sergeant Marco Tognozzi
Customs Officer Desaret Lyka

26 Aug 3.00pm
Mimì Francesca Sassu
Rodolfo Iván Ayón Rivas
Musetta Kelebogile Besong
Marcello Simone del Savio 
Schaunard Benjamin Cho
Colline Nicola Ulivieri
Benoît / Alcindoro Matteo Peirone
Parpignol Gualberto Silvestri
Customs Sergeant Marco Tognozzi
Customs Officer Desaret Lyka

26 Aug 8.00pm
Mimì Erika Grimaldi
Rodolfo Giorgio Berrugi
Musetta Kelebogile Besong
Marcello Simone del Savio 
Schaunard Benjamin Cho
Colline Nicola Ulivieri
Benoît / Alcindoro Matteo Peirone
Parpignol - Gualberto Silvestri
Customs Sergeant - Marco Tognozzi
Customs Officer - Desaret Lyka

27 Aug 7.15pm
Mimì Erika Grimaldi
Rodolfo Iván Ayón Rivas
Musetta Francesca Sassu
Marcello Simone del Savio 
Schaunard Benjamin Cho
Colline Nicola Ulivieri
Benoît / Alcindoro Matteo Peirone
Parpignol Gualberto Silvestri
Customs Sergeant Marco Tognozzi
Customs Officer Desaret Lyka

Gianandrea Noseda Conductor
Claudio Fenoglio Chorus master
Àlex Ollé Director
Alfons Flores Set designer
Lluc Castells Costume designer
Urs Schönebaum Lighting designer

New staging Teatro Regio Torino by Amici del Regio
In collaboration with Alcantara
In co-production with Teatro dell'Opera di Roma

Orchestra and Chorus Teatro Regio Torino


More information about some of the artists

Teatro Regio Torino
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Àlex Ollé
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Gianandrea Noseda
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Irina Lungu
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Erika Grimaldi
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Giorgio Berrugi
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Iván Ayón Rivas
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Kelebogile Besong
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Massimo Cavalletti
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25-27 August 2017

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