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Opera. Every generation has the right to see the La Bohème of its own time. The opera raises the serious questions of what it means to grow up and to take responsibility for survival in this world.

Opera in four acts by GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858–1924). Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa after Henri Murgers novel

Appropriately enough we have chosen a young production team as well as a young group of singers. The director, Elisabeth Linton and stage designer, Astrid Lynge Ottosen, have produced an unembellished version that places focus on the drama of the opera.

In the roles of the two lovers, Mimì and Rodolfo, we will be able to enjoy the singing of the Finnish soprano, Helena Juntunen and the Turkish tenor, Bülent Bezdüz. The Opera’s principal conductor, Pietro Rizzo, will ensure that Puccini’s legato melodies are afforded the right Italian drive.


  • Genre: Opera
  • Season: 2008/2009
  • Location:

    Main Stage

  • Length: approx. 2 h 30 min incl. interval


Conductor   Pietro Rizzo, Pier Giorgio Morandi
Director   Elisabeth Linton
Set Design   Astrid Lynge Ottosen
Costume Design   Magdalena Stenbeck
Lighting Design   Ulrik Gad
Choreography   Clara Nylén

Role list

Conductor   Pietro Rizzo, Pier Giorgio Morandi
Mimi   Helena Juntunen
Rodolfo   Bülent Bezdüz, Gerard Powers
Marcello   Fredrik Zetterström
Musetta   Henriikka Gröndahl
Colline   Markus Schwartz, Johan Schinkler
Schaunard   Kosma Ranuer
Benoit   Torgny Sporsén
Alcindoro   Peter Loguin
Parpignol   Olof Söderberg
   GöteborgsOperans Orkester
   GöteborgsOperans Kör
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