La Bohème

"La Bohème" by Giacomo Puccini with Irina Lungu, Mariam Battistelli, Andeka Gorrotxategi, Davide Luciano, Boris Pinkhasovich, Nicolas Courjal, Fabrice Alibert, Guy Bonfiglio, the Chorus of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, the Children's Choir of the Rainier III Academy and the Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Daniele Callegari, organised by the Opéra de Monte-CarloFriday 24 (gala), Wednesday 29 and Friday 31 January 2020, at 8 pm and Sunday 26 January, at 3 pm Opéra de Monte-Carlo - Salle Garnier

Opera in four acts
Music by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)
Libretto by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica based on Scènes de la vie de bohème by Henry Murger (1849)
World premiere: Turin, Teatro Regio, 1 February 1896

New production,
with the Royal Opera House Muscat of Oman
Opening night at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, 1 February 1902
Closing night at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo, 27 April 2010


"La bohème is an apprenticeship for artistic life; it is the preface to the Academy, the hospice or the morgue." (Murger, preface to Scènes de la vie de bohème)

Giacomo Puccini's fourth opera and a cornerstone of the Italian lyrical repertoire, La Bohème is one of those rare operas capable of speaking directly to our deepest emotions. So gentle and fragile, Mimi is a heroine who inspires our protective instincts and embodies all the trials and tribulations of love. The opera's success lies as much in the simplicity of its central message, as the beauty of the music. With their misfortunes, both great and small, their steadfastness in the face of ill fortune, their authentic joys and aspirations, the "Bohémiens" could be any one of us. As for Puccini, it represents the very height of his skill. His inspiration is crystal clear, the melodies are irresistible, the orchestration and harmony wonderfully refined. There is no grandiloquence, but an attention to the tiniest details of life which, imbued with passion and humanity, become powerful universal themes.

Children's choir of the Académie Rainier III
Choir of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo
Monte-Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra


For reservations: Opéra Monte Carlo Ticket Office 


La Bohème©2019-Khalid AlBusaidi-ROHM