La Bohème – Dutch National Touring Opera


juni 2011

La Bohème – Giacomo Puccini

Dutch National Touring Opera – Wilmersbergzaal Enschede
Conductor – Arnaud Oosterbaan


Team and Cast:

Director – Christan Carsten
Design – Teunis L. Reuten
Lighting – Bas Berensen
Mimì – Hannah Medlam
Musetta – Sonja Volten
Rudolfo – Michael Scott
Colline – Jaap Sletterink
Marcello – Peter Brathwait
Alcindoro – Dodi Soetanto
Schaunard – Tristan Faes


About the Opera:

Composed by Giacomo Puccini
Lyrics by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Additional Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and John Latouche
Based on the roman ‘Scènes de la vie de bohème’ from Henri Muger

La Bohème is one of the three operas – the others are Carmen and Aida – believed to be the most popular ever written. In the case of La Bohème the reason is that it virtually defines the term ‘romantic’. The poignant story of Mimì and Rodolfo is told in music of such tender beauty, allied, as always, to Puccini’s intuition of what works in the theatre, resulting in an opera that readily appeals to our emotions and senses. ‘Che gelida manina – Your tiny hand is frozen…’ The moment when Mimì and Rodolfo meet and first touch is one of the very great moments of opera – created by the master hand of Giacomo Puccini, who unerringly trod the fine line between romance and sentimentality.


5 juni 2011

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