Fans of opera, and lovers of musicals, should enjoy a new English version of Puccini’s La Boheme, which heads to Theatre Royal Winchester on Thursday 2 May.
La Boheme tells the story of a group of graduates as they party, bicker, try to make ends meet, and follow their dreams. Aspiring novelist Rodolfo faces a harsh reality as he falls for immigrant cleaner Mimi, while his best friend Marcello battles with on-off girlfriend Musetta.
Described as one of the most accessible and moving operas ever written, La Boheme is an easy to follow, funny and charming story; and with this production featuring a young cast and sung in English, is an excellent introduction to opera, while also appealing to fans of TV shows about young adults like Fresh Meat, and modern musicals like Moulin Rouge.
This award -winning opera, that has played in the West End and toured internationally, is brought to the stage by OperaUpClose – a touring opera company that produces innovative, unintimidating, affordable English language productions. The company aims to show that opera can be enjoyed by everyone, whilst their productions challenge, excite, and confront issues such as sexism and racism.
La Boheme will be at Theatre Royal Winchester on Thursday 2 May, at 7.30pm. Find out more, or to book tickets, visit www.theatreroyalwinchester.co.uk or call the Box Office on 01962 840 440.