English Touring Opera returns to Hackney Empire with a poetic production of the most popular of operas, and a lively new production of a comic Russian fantasy by Rimsky-Korsakov.
Puccini’s La bohème is a story of young love, starting on Christmas Eve in a Parisian garret. On this festive, snowy night the lovers draw close, but poverty forces them apart in a story told with the most memorable music, from ‘Che gelida manina’ to the shattering brass chords announcing Mimi’s death. ETO’s much-praised production, in period dress and inventive designs, sung in Italian, promises to break every heart and breathe joy into the spirit of everyone who has ever wanted love.
£37–£10 (plus £1.15 per ticket online, £1.35 per ticket over the phone)
Multibuy: book any 2 shows, get 20% off. Not in conjunction with any other offer. or book any 3 shows, get 25% off. Not in conjunction with any other offer. or Company offer: 50% off all prices for English Touring Opera Company Members available to buy from the Monday prior to show week, subject to availability
Running time: approx. 2.5 to 3 hours including one 20 minute interval