Borde Hill Garden, Borde Hill Lane, Haywards Heath RH16 1XP
Borde Hill Garden is a garden located 1.5 miles north of Haywards Heath, West Sussex in southern England. It is set in over 200 acres of garden, park and woodlands which has views across the Sussex High Weald.
Set in Paris in the 1830s among a group of impoverished Bohemians, the opera centres around the tragic love affair between the seamstress, Mimi, and Rodolfo, a poet. Frivolity, joy, tenderness and sorrow are all expressed in the wonderful music of this most treasured of operas. La Bohème is a masterpiece and is undoubtedly Puccini’s finest score.
This production and cast are sensational and bring out the real heart of Puccini’s magnificent score.
Disaster almost ensues when Figaro stumbles upon what he believes to be Susanna and the Count locked in an embrace and is beside himself with rage. However he learns the truth just in time and the humbled, humiliated Count is forced to beg his wife for forgiveness.
Under the direction of Bronek Pomorski and with Robert Bottriell as musical director, opera fans -- and newcomers to the classical entertainment -- are in for a real treat with this traditional production.
Completing the cast are Roger Paterson as Basilio and Curzio, and Geoffrey Moses Covent Garden soloist(bass) as Bartolo and Antonio.