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Revival premiere 30 August 2020
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La bohème

Once, we were all going to live forever.

Opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924).
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa based on a novel by Henri Murger.

Sung in Italian with Swedish and English surtitles.

La bohème, trailer

A group of young friends lead a carefree, artistic life – taking each day in their stride and prioritising pleasure and self-fulfilment before food or shelter. Their possessions are few, but they’re rich in love. What does it matter if you can’t pay the rent when life is but a dance?

One fateful night Rodolfo, an unpublished poet in the gang, runs into a neighbour. He takes her hand, which is cold as ice, and she tells him her name is Mimì. A love affair begins, as simply as that. Although their love flourishes, something is wrong with Mimì which their meagre lifestyle hardly improves. Spring in Paris does not only bring life. Love does not conquer all.

Listen to the panel discussion about La bohème:
”What is a bohemian, really?”

Recorded on the Göteborg Opera’s Small Stage, on Wednesday 22 January.

Participants: Thomas Atkins (Rodolfo), Luthando Qave (Marcello), Mia Karlsson (Musetta), Karen Kamensek (conductor), Max Webster (regissör), Fly Davis (scenografi & kostym). Panel chair: Göran Gademan (dramaturgist)

Musical interludes, with Karin Holm at the piano. The discussion is in English. 


One hour prior to each opera performance on the Main Stage, we present an introduction to the evening’s performance. They last around 20 minutes and are held at the Göteborg Opera Small Stage. Admission is free. Limited places available

Please note: introductions are presented in Swedish, and there is no introduction on the premiere performance.

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Upcoming shows

August 2020

Sun 30/8
Main Stage 
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September 2020

Sun 6/9
Main Stage 
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Fri 11/9
Main Stage 
Sun 13/9
Main Stage 
Thu 17/9
Main Stage 
Pensioner discount
Sun 20/9
Main Stage 
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