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Puccini – La bohème

It’s Christmas Eve and high above the streets of Paris a knock at the door begins the timeless love story of poet Rodolfo and his neighbour Mimi. Their fairytale romance feels like a Christmas miracle, but even the warmth of their love can’t defeat the winter chill – Mimi is desperately ill, and Rodolfo and his fellow bohemians can’t afford the help she needs.

From a student garret to the bustling streets of Montmartre, Puccini’s masterpiece celebrates the power of love and friendship. Ensemble Cymru perform Puccini’s gloriously evocative score, with some of opera’s best loved arias conjuring Parisian cafes as well as the cold reality of the bohemians’ hand to mouth existence.


Saturday March 5th Hafren, Newtown
Thursday March 10 Aberystwyth Arts Centre
Saturday March 12 Pontio, Bangor
Thursday March 17 Riverfront, Newport
Saturday March 19 Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon
Tuesday March 22 Theatr Clwyd, Mold
Thursday March 24 Ffwrnes, Llanelli
Saturday March 26 The Torch, Milford Haven
Tuesday March 29 The Octagon, Yeovil


Music Giacomo Puccini
Reduced Orchestration Jonathan Lyness

Libretto Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Based on Scènes de la vie de Bohème by Henri Murger
English Translation Richard Studer

Conductor Jonathan Lyness
Orchestra Ensemble Cymru

Director/Designer Richard Studer
Lighting Designer Elanor Higgins

Rodolfo Robyn Lyn Evans
Mimi Galina Averina
Marcello Philip Smith
Musetta Mari Wyn Williams
Schaunard Dan D’Souza
Colline Emyr Wyn Jones
Benoit/Alcindoro Wyn Pencarreg

Chorus Hazel Neighbour
Chorus Meinir Wyn Roberts
Chorus Elen Lloyd Roberts

Acts 1 and 2: 55 mins


Acts 3 and 4: 50 mins



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