La Boheme, Rodolfo


Royal Albert Hall


Saturday, 1 March, 2014 to Sunday, 9 March, 2014


Raymond Gubbay / Royal Albert Hall / RPO

No opera can equal the captivating romance and heartfelt tragedy of Puccini's
La boheme. With its real characters and powerful emotion, this story of doomed love gave Puccini full rein to unleash his most glorious music. From the rapturous grand-scale celebrations of cafe Momus to the tender intimacy of the artists' garret, you will be drawn into the unfolding action where passion and spectacle mix with despair and ultimate tragedy. 

'A powerful show...held the huge audience captive' 
Evening Standard

Staged fully in-the-round, this production transforms the iconic Royal Albert Hall into 1940's Paris. The vibrant cafe society, the bitter cold of the police checkpoint and the harsh reality of the student's stark surroundings, all beautifully depicted and brought to life in evry detail by an award-winning creative team and a cast of internationally acclaimed performers. 

The Times 

Accompanied by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, La boheme contains some of Puccini's finest music, including the deeply romantic scene at the end of Act One with Che gelida mainina, Si, Mi chiamano Mimi and Rodolfo and Mimi's tender love duet O soave fanciulla. Musetta's Waltz, Colline's Coat Song and Mimi's Farewell are just some of the glorious moments which raise the dramatic intensity to such great heights.

Director Francesa Zambello
Musical Director  Oliver Gooch 
Set Design  Peter J. Davison 
Costume Design  Sue Willmington 
Choreographer Arthur Pita 
Lighting Design Andrew Bridge 
Sound Design Bobby Aiken 


The production will be sung in Italian with English surtitles 

Casting information

MIMI: Jessica Rose Cambio, Alyson Cambridge, Danielle Pastin 

RODOLFO: Sean Pannikar, Rame Lahaj, James Edwards 

MUSETTA: Anna Leese, Zulimar Lopez Hernandez 

MARCELLO: Michael  Chioldi, ZhengZhang Zhou