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La bohème

Playing from 15 December to 04 February
Buy tickets 2022-12-15 7.00 PM Ticket price from 110 SEK
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MUSIC
Giacomo Puccini
LIBRETTO
Luigi Illica, Giuseppe Giacosa
CONDUCTOR
Tobias Ringborg
DIRECTOR, SET DESIGN, COSTUMES, MAKEUP & LIGHT
José Cura
DRAMATURGE
Katarina Aronsson
LANGUAGE
Performed in Italian with captions in Swedish.
RUNNING TIME
Approx. 2 hrs 25 mins incl. interval.

LA BOHÈME - beloved Puccini opera back on stage



A young woman is knocking on the door of a loft apartment in Stockholm’s Old Town, and the door is opened by a young author. This sets one of the greatest love stories of all time in motion. Inspired by his own student days, Giacomo Puccini tells the story of a group of young idealists, the bohemians of 19th century Paris, with great warmth and passion. But these timeless events could take place anywhere.

Inspired by Edvard Munch’s vibrant paintings, Hans Jæger’s stories about Kristiania bohemians and August Strindberg’s novel The Red Room, the celebrated tenor, director and conductor José Cura adds a spark of Nordic light to Puccini’s masterpiece by moving La bohème from Paris to a fictional Stockholm. The author Rodolfo becomes August Strindberg, the painter Marcello becomes Edvard Munch and the philosopher Colline becomes Søren Kierkegaard, the composer Schaunard becomes Edvard Grieg and the cabaret singer Musetta is modelled on Tulla Larsen. Already well acquainted with the score and libretto of this emotional, tragicomic drama, José Cura has created his very own Scandinavian Bohème for the Royal Swedish Opera.


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Performance dates

The cast (with reservation for changes)
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Cast

Musetta (Tulla Larsen)
Rodolfo (August Strindberg)
Marcello (Edvard Munch)
Schaunard (Edvard Grieg)
Colline (Søren Kierkegaard)
Benoît
Parpignol (the Christmas Goat)
Conductor

Royal Swedish Orchestra
Royal Swedish Opera Chorus



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