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.
In the first half you will enjoy "The Impresario" by Mozart a fully costumed 18th century comic opera sparkling with wit and humour. With powdered wigs and period costumes.
The second half consists of a "pot pouri" of inspiring music. A selection of well known arias, duets, trios and ensembles - the Pearl Fishers duet, the Lakme duet (the BA theme) from operas and musicals, ranging from Mozart to Sondheim, and at Christmas time including Carols and audience participation all interspersed with informative and comic anecdotes.