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Nicole Car (Mimì) and Vittorio Grigòlo © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Fresh talent breathes new life into The Met's traditional Bohème

By , 25 September 2018
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Thomas Atkins (Rodolfo) and Marlena Devoe (Mimì) © David Rowland
Auckland

Talented young cast shines in New Zealand Opera's La bohème

By , 19 September 2018
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Lauren Michelle (Musetta) and Charles Johnston (Alcindoro) © Fritz Curzon
Blandford Forum

A girl next door: La bohème at Dorset Opera Festival

By , 25 July 2018
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Jonathan Tetelman and Kristine Opolais © Hilary Scott
Lenox

Nelsons sheds light on Puccini's canvas in a concert performance of La bohème at Tanglewood

By , 14 July 2018
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Maria Agresta (Mimì), Matthew Polenzani (Rodolfo) in Act 4 © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

La bohème at the Royal Opera: a simple tragedy, heart-rendingly told

By , 16 June 2018
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Ho-Yoon Chung (Rodolfo) and Iulia Maria Dan (Mimì) © Prudence Upton
Sydney

Boho chic: Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour returns

By , 23 March 2018
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Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo) and Sonya Yoncheva (Mimì) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

The Met's Bohème: As if it were new

By , 21 February 2018
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Alessandra Marianelli (Mimì) and Matteo Lippi (Rodolfo) © Rocco Casaluci
Bologna

Vick and Mariotti refresh Bohème in Bologna

By , 20 January 2018
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Eleanora Buratto (Mimì) © Luciano Romano
Naples

A warm Mimì in a cold Bohème in Naples

By , 11 January 2018
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La bohème © Bernd Uhlig
Hamburg

Guy Joosten’s La bohème a feast for voyeurs in Hamburg

By , 19 December 2017
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Daniel Smerdon (Marcello) and Branko Lovrinov (Rodolfo) © Lester Wong
Adelaide

A Mimì to die for: La bohème in Adelaide

By , 08 December 2017
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Sergey Romanovsky (Rodolfo) and Eleanora Buratto (Mimì) © Marco Borggreve
Amsterdam

Dutch National Opera revives a musically gorgeous La bohème

By , 01 December 2017
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Dmytro Popov (Rodolfo) and Angel Blue (Mimì) © Marty Sohl | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Angel Blue impresses in her Met debut in an enthralling Bohème

By , 06 October 2017
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Nicole Car (Mimì) and Mariusz Kwiecień (Marcello) © ROH | Catherine Ashmore
London

No moonlight, no magic: Richard Jones directs a vanilla Bohème for the Royal Opera

By , 11 September 2017
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Jeanine De Bique (Musetta) © Sally Jubb
Glasgow

Scottish Opera’s detailed La bohème bursts with joie de vivre

By , 20 May 2017
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La bohème © Emma Svensson (2015)
Stockholm

Royal Swedish Opera revives José Cura's Scandinavian Bohème

By , 31 January 2017
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Dominick Chenes (Rodolfo) and Marina Costa-Jackson (Mimì) © Robert Workman
Cardiff

A musically and visually opulent La bohème from Welsh National Opera

By , 28 January 2017
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© Juhász Arrila
Budapest

Oldie but goodie: La bohème at the Hungarian State Opera

By , 23 December 2016
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Act I © Masahiko Terashi
Tokyo

Puccini’s world vividly comes to life in Japan: La bohème at the New National Theatre Tokyo

By , 17 November 2016
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Gabriele Sagona, Benjamin Cho, Matteo Peirone, Massimo Cavalletti and Giorgio Berrugi © Ramella & Giannese | Teatro Regio di Torino
Turin

An urban portrait of modern Paris: Àlex Ollé's La bohème at the Teatro Regio, Turin

By , 14 October 2016
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Shaun Dixon (Rodolfo) and Anna Patalong (Mimì) © Robert Workman
London

Brush up your Puccini: a 16th-century Bohème at Holland Park

By , 11 June 2016
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Jean-François Borras (Rodolfo) and Angel Blue (Mimì) © Wiener Staatsoper | Michael Pöhn
Vienna

La bohème a chilly disappointment in Vienna

By , 26 March 2016
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Orsolya Sáfár (Mimì) © Attila Nagy
Budapest

Damiano Michieletto's La bohème 2.0 in Budapest: dramatically convincing

By , 26 February 2016
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Adrian Tamburini (Alcindoro) and Lorina Gore (Musetta) © Branco Gaica
Sydney

Bohemians in Berlin: Musetta steals the Opera Australia show

By , 06 January 2016
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Daniel Johansson (Rodolfo) and Yana Kleyn (Mimì) © Emma Svensson
Stockholm

Tullita and Friends: José Cura directs a Scandinavian Bohème

By , 30 December 2015
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© Annemie Augustijns
Antwerp

Understated elegance: Robert Carsen's sublime La bohème in Antwerp

By , 27 December 2015
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Michael Fabiano (Rodolfo) and Guanqun Yu (Mimì) © Judith Schlosser
Zürich

La bohème in Zurich: refiguring the old cliché

By , 01 November 2015
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Corinne Winters (Mimì) and Zach Borichevsky (Rodolfo) © Tristram Kenton | ENO
London

A heroine on heroin: ENO’s cold Bohème lacks heart

By , 16 October 2015
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Maria Agresta (Mimì) and Vittorio Grigolo (Rodolfo) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
Milan

La Scala's whirring cogs: sublime La bohème with Gustavo Dudamel

By , 19 August 2015
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Erika Grimaldi (Mimì) and Gianluca Terranova (Rodolfo) © Teatro di San Carlo
Naples

Four little Bohemians come of age in Naples

By , 21 July 2015
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Susana Gaspar (Mimì) © Robert Workman
Alresford

April’s first kiss: Susana Gaspar’s Mimì shines in a frustrating Bohème

By , 14 June 2015
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Joseph Calleja as Rodolfo, Anna Netrebko as Mimì © Bill Cooper / ROH
London

A vocally strong send off for Copley's La bohème

By , 23 May 2015
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La bohème © Bettina Stöß (2008)
Berlin

A timeless Bohème at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

By , 20 March 2015
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Ilona Domnich (Mimì) © Richard Hubert Smith
London

Simple and emotive: English Touring Opera’s La bohème at Hackney Empire

By , 13 March 2015
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Harold Meers (Rodolfo) and Alyson Cambridge (Mimì) © Ken Howard
San Diego

San Diego Opera opens an improbable 50th anniversary season with La bohème

By , 24 January 2015
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Massimo Cavalletti (Marcello) and Joyce El-Khoury (Musetta) © Monika Rittershaus
Amsterdam

Timeless Bohemian life in Amsterdam in new Benedict Andrews production

By , 04 December 2014
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David Butt Philip (Rodolfo) and Angel Blue (Mimì) © Thomas Bowles
London

Jonathan Miller's La bohème returns to ENO

By , 29 October 2014
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Myrtò Papatanasiu as Musetta © Cory Weaver/Metropolitan Opera
New York City

A welcome reprise of Zeffirelli's La Bohème at the Met

By , 23 September 2014
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Charles Castronovo (Rodolfo) and Ermonela Jaho (Mimì) © Catherine Ashmore
London

40 years young: John Copley's La bohème at the Royal Opera

By , 09 July 2014
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Sébastien Guèze as Rodolfo and Gabriela Iştoc as Mimì © Robert Workman
Leeds

Opera North's La bohème still has plenty of sparkle

By , 29 April 2014
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La bohème (State Opera of Plovdiv) © Georgi Vachev
Amsterdam

The mise-en-scène is the star in this Amsterdam Bohème

By , 15 April 2014
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La bohème © Paul Sanders
London

All the fun of the fair: A vibrant, busy La bohème at the Royal Albert Hall

By , 27 February 2014
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© Massimo Pica, Comune di Salerno
Salerno

Bare essentials and true fascination for the Bohemians in Salerno

By , 28 December 2013
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©  Michael Cooper / Canadian Opera Company 2013
Toronto

La bohème from Canadian Opera Company

By , 09 October 2013
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©  Donald Cooper
London

Refreshingly unfussy: Jonathan Miller's classic La bohème revived at ENO

By , 29 April 2013
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Joseph Calleja, Anna Netrebko  ©  Dan Rest
Chicago

Netrebko and Calleja in Chicago's La Bohème

By , 09 March 2013
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Joseph Lim, Ana María Martínez and Dimitri Pittas  ©  Dan Rest / Lyric Opera of Chicago
Chicago

La Bohème at Lyric Opera of Chicago

By , 21 January 2013
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©  Photography By Sharon
Baltimore

Georgy Vasiliev's Rodolfo triumphs: La bohème in Baltimore

By , 02 November 2012
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©  Matthias Creutziger
Dresden

La bohème at the Dresden Semperoper

By , 15 September 2012
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La Bohème Ensemble  ©  Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

La bohème in Salzburg with Netrebko and a tenor surprise

By , 04 August 2012
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