About La Boheme
First performed in 1896, Giacomo Puccini’s story of the love between a dying young woman named Mimi and the impoverished writer Rodolfo, set in the artistic underworld of 1830s Paris, is one of the most popular operas ever written. It has also been performed at the Met more than any other work and returns this season in the acclaimed and definitive production by Franco Zeffirelli. Ailyn Pérez, Kristine Opolais, Dmytro Popov, Bryan Hymel, Piotr Beczała and Michael Fabiano are among the artists appearing as the young Parisian lovers in the Bohemian setting that brings Montmartre to life on the stage of the Met. Carlo Rizzi and Marco Armiliato conduct.
Sung in Italian with Met Titles in English, German, Italian and Spanish.
Performances of La Boheme vary from September 28, 2016 to January 14, 2017.
Three hours with two intermissions
Good for kids?
This long opera has adult themes and may not be appropriate for children.
Did you know?
The 1996 musical Rent, by Jonathan Larson, was based on La Boheme. Larson shifted the setting to New York’s East Village, and Mimi’s fatal affliction was AIDS rather than tuberculosis, but the themes of countercultural romanticism endured.
La Boheme was staged at the Met for the first time in 1900, with the great soprano Nellie Melba singing the role of Mimi.
The Metropolitan Opera House Location Information:
Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023
1 to 66th St./Lincoln Center