Puccini - La bohème
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Puccini - La bohème
06 May 2016 at 21h00 CET
Duration: 01:57:55"

Puccini - LA BOHÈME

For many people LA BOHÈME has been the gateway into opera. So it was with master-director Stefan Herheim. He used the much-loved traditional production of his native Oslo as a ‘magical’ foundation for his version which breathes fresh life into Puccini’s immortal masterpiece.

“It is always an occasion when a director succeeds in giving an old, much-performed opera an entirely new interpretation that elevates the work to truly new heights.” This was one response to the première of Stefan Herheim’s hugely popular production of LA BOHÈME. 




Using the stage sets and costumes from Norwegian National Opera’s 1963 production, Herheim and his youthful cast play on the expectations of this classic opera. At the same time challenge them by placing the opera in our own times and asking the audience to reflect on their own relation with tradition.

The escapist bohemians are confronted by the reality of the death of the girl known as Mimì. Her lover Rodolfo must discover his own real self through pain and sorrow.


Diego Torre - Rodolfo
Vasilij Ladjuk - Marcello
Marita Sølberg - Mimì
Jennifer Rowley - Musetta
Giovanni Battista Parodi - Colline
Espen Langvik - Schaunard
Svein Erik Sagbråten - Benoît, Parpignol, Alcindoro, sergent des douanes, la mort
Music director: Eivind Gullberg Jensen
Costumes: Heike Scheele
Choir: Norwegian National Opera Chorus, Norwegian National Opera Children's Chorus
Composer: Giacomo Puccini
Sets: Heike Scheele
Dramaturge: Alexander Meier-Dörzenbach
Libretto: Giuseppe Giacosa, Luigi Illica
Lighting: Anders Poll
Director: Stefan Herheim
Orchestra: Norwegian National Opera Orchestra

Available until

08 May 2016 at 23h59 CET
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The Opera Platform presents Puccini - LA BOHÈME from Den Norske Opera & Ballett. Starting 06 May 2016 at 21h00 CET, the opera will be available as video on demand.


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