Opera Up Close
Theatre Royal Winchester
Schools/Groups (8+) £14
no hidden fees*
OperaUpClose return to Winchester with their hugely acclaimed, 2011 Olivier-Award winning, new English version of Puccini’s La Bohème.
One of the most accessible and moving operas ever written, La Bohème charts the ups and downs of a group of idealistic graduates as they bicker, party, try to make ends meet and follow their dreams.
Aspiring novelist Rodolfo discovers a harsher reality when he falls for immigrant cleaner Mimi, while his best friend Marcello’s tempestuous relationship with his on-off girlfriend Musetta brings humour and fireworks to the stage.
The comic elements of this hugely popular production heighten its tragic ending, with audiences saying this 21st century Bohème affected them like no other.
Robin Norton-Hale’s thought-provoking libretto is delivered with vigour and pace and performed by some of the UK’s top singers
Recommended Age: 12+
Running Time: 2hrs 10mins