23 Oct-25 Nov 2006. Giacomo Puccinis most famous opera, set in 1830s Paris, comes to the Covent Garden Opera House in a production directed by John Copley and designed by Julia Trevelyan Oman. La Bohme follows the romance between Mimi the seamstress and Rodolfo the penniless poet, who with their friends Marcello and Musetta make the most of a poverty-stricken garret existence. However, Mimis illness and untimely death bring the opera to a tragic close. In this production conducted by Philippe Jordan, the role of Mimi is shared by Katie Van Kooten and
Hei-Kyung Hong, while Rodolfo is played by Marcelo lvarez and Frank Lopardo. La Bohme is sung in Italian with English surtitles and runs for 2 hours and 50 mins with 2 intervals. Admission 170-7. Performances at 19.30 on 23, 27, 31 Oct & 2, 7, 10, 13, 16, 21, 25 Nov and at 19.00 on 4 Nov. Photo: Catherine Ashmore.