The London Coliseum is set to once again play host to Jonathan Miller’s excellent adaptation of Giacomo Puccini’s classic opera La boheme.
After premiering in the 19th century, the production has been seen all over the world by millions of people and now visitors to central London hotels will have another chance to catch this wonderful show performed by the English National Opera (ENO).
Puccini’s gift for writing emotional music is brought very much to the fore in La boheme’s tale of doomed love in poverty-stricken Paris.
It is one of the most recognised operas in the world and it focuses on two central relationships throughout the four acts.
They are of the poet Rodolfo, who manages to fall in love with the pretty but consumptive seamstress Mimi – and the painter Marcello who has a popular mistress Musetta.
Miller’s production for the ENO has quickly become something of a classic for the company and this is its second revival since premiering just four years ago.
Citing Withnail and I as an inspiration, Miller has managed to take this brilliant show and give it a real contemporary twist that has kept audiences coming back for more.
The production will be at the London Coliseum from May 4th to June 29th so people won’t have long to see this wonderful opera during the summer.
Visitors to the city will be able to get their hands on tickets from as little as £19, while the best seats in the house will cost as much as £83.
Getting to the venue shouldn’t provide too many problems for people as it is situated very close to a number of Tube stops in central London including Leicester Square, Charing Cross and Piccadilly Circus.