These dates are all in the past.
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.
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