Olivier Award Winning Show at Theatre Royal!...
For one night only on 10th June, the Theatre Royal welcomes the fabulous OperaUpClose with their Olivier Award winning production of La Bohème - offering audiences the opportunity to see this magnificent production on its intimate stage.
In a captivating tale of love, loss and life constrained by the extremities of poverty, OperaUpClose offers audiences the chance to enjoy a modern English language version of the classic Puccini opera, La Bohème. Used to performing in intimate venues, OperaUpClose came into being in the upstairs of a London pub, where they went on to perform La Bohème for 6 sold-out months, before transferring to the Soho Theatre and winning the 2011 Laurence Olivier Award for "Best New Opera Production" and the 2011 Whatsonstage.com Award for "Best Off-West End Production".
Now a renowned Opera company, their version of La Bohème continues to be popular amongst audiences and critics alike. Securing successful extended runs across its original 2009 tour, the show was ultimately transferred to the West-End and performed in a number of the capital’s most notable theatres. Known for inspiring the musical Rent, and the Nicole Kidman film Moulin Rouge, this is an opera to be reckoned with, and guarantees more than a few tears before the final curtain.
In a chilly garret, the penniless poet Rodolfo bemoans and jokes about his plight to his friends, but his world changes when he meets his next door neighbour, the seamstress, Mimi. Having fallen in love, we follow their story through the joyous and uplifting period of their romance, to the dark winter when illness and poverty lead to dark consequences…
This fresh and brilliantly youthful production, featuring a new English libretto from Robin Norton-Hale, will thrill opera buffs and opera beginners alike!