La Bohème

Giacomo Puccini

La Bohème


Opera in four acts in the Italian language (Slovak subtitles).

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
When Rodolfo, a poor poet, met Mimì, a seamstress, they immediately fell in love. However, their happiness was threatened when Rodolfo learned that Mimì was seriously ill. Rodolfo was painfully aware he could not give Mimì the care she needed, so he broke up with her. When the disease fully stroke, Mimì returned to Rodolfo's attic. They joyfully reunite - but despite the care of Rodolfo and his friends, Mimì has died in the end.
Director Peter Konwitschny tells the compelling story of four poor young artists without sentimentality, simply and convincingly. Puccini's veristic interpretation blends poignant scenes with tragic ones as a faithful portrayal of everyday life; the director's view is both penetrating and full of understanding. La Bohème lost none of its beauty - and at the same time, gained in dramatic truth and power in the hands of Peter Konwitschny.

Running time: 2 hrs 5 mins with one interval

Première January 31, 2014
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Production Team

Conductor Enrico Dovico
Direction preparation Verena Graubner
Stage and Costume Design Johannes Leiacker
Chorus Master Ladislav Kaprinay
Dramaturgy Vladimír Zvara