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29 Apr - 17 May 2014
It’s love at first sight when young struggling artist Rodolfo meets the poor seamstress Mimi. But will their love survive the grim reality of penniless life in the cold of the Parisian Winter?
This captivating tale of love and loss will move even the hardest of hearts. Bringing alive the joy, wit and frivolity of late 1950s Paris, this stylish production by the acclaimed director Phyllida Lloyd marries glorious music, stunning sets and colourful costumes in a unique spectacle telling the ultimate tragic love story. With its vivid portrayal of Parisian life, the excitement of falling in love and the desolation of loss, this is a Bohème high on emotion. Get the tissues ready - you’ll need them.
‘Lloyd’s Bohème remains unmatched ... its radicalism remains powerful and immediate, and you would still be hard-pressed to find a production of Puccini’s masterpiece that offers quite so challenging and cogent an interpretation as this.’ The Guardian, January 2010
Lasts approximately 2 hours 15 mins
Sung in Italian with English titles
This production is double-cast with the performance dates split as follows:
Supported with a gift from Mary Hill
Throughout rehearsals we will be following the cast, chorus, orchestra, crew and creative team as the prepare to open La Bohème in Leeds. Keep an eye on Pinterest, tumblr, Instagram, YouTube and our blog for updates and insights via photos, videos, audio, articles and more.
you could have heard a pin drop in the Grand Theatre, Leeds
If you only see one film this year, make it this musical.
So it's a clever idea on the company's part, in this latest revival, to programme it like a musical (11 performances over two weeks at the Leeds Grand Theatre, then a further five at the Lowry in Salford) – complete with a big glossy programme full of rehearsal photographs – and to double-cast it with youthful talent from all over the world.
Conductor Andreas Delfs made full use of the mercurial qualities of Puccini’s music, and great ensemble work by the company once again made his masterpiece appear to be refreshingly new.
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46 New Briggate
Leeds Grand Theatre
The theatre is easily accessible by public transport. It is approximately 10 minutes walk from the main bus station and 15 minutes walk from the train station with many buses stopping in the immediate vicinity. For the most up to date information on local bus and train times, please check WYMetro. There is also a taxi rank outside the theatre although we recommend booking a taxi in advance, particularly on a Friday or Saturday evening.
Parking is available at various nearby car parks, including Edward Street/Templar Street and the St John's and Merrion Centre shopping malls. A limited amount of on street parking available near the theatre is free after 6pm but this does tend to fill up very quickly.
Box office: 0844 848 2720
Enjoy 20% off your bill at Sandinista (Cross Belgrave Street - New Briggate) on presentation of your Opera North ticket when placing their food order. To book a table call 0113 305 0372. Food is served till 10pm through the week with final orders at 9pm Friday and Saturday. Only valid on the day of the performance their ticket is for. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.
Box office: 0843 208 6000
There is a passenger drop-off point immediately in front of The Lowry. Secure parking is available in The Lowry Outlet Mall multi-storey car park. There are designated areas for disabled parking on every level.
The Lowry is accessible by train, tram and bus. http://www.tfgm.com/
From national railway stations, Manchester Piccadilly and Victoria you can travel to The Lowry by Metrolink tram. You can board an Eccles line tram and should alight at Harbour City, or Media City UK for trams which stop there, as this is slightly closer.
The extraordinary chefs of Brasserie Blanc have teamed up with Opera North to create a unique and specially themed menu inspired by our upcoming production of La Bohème. After all, a night at the opera is never complete without an exquisite meal to accompany it... and we almost forgot to mention the complimentary glass of bubbly upon arrival!
Offer: For just £20 per person, you'll receive an perfectly crafted 3-course dinner and a glass of sparkling wine to tingle your taste-buds! Located just a 10-minute walk from the Leeds Grand Theatre, patrons can dine in fine style with plenty of time before the curtains open!
To book this package, please call Brasserie Blanc and quote Opera North: 0113 220 6060
Dates valid: 29 April - 10 May, from 5.30pm
Join us for a participatory workshop for all the family to explore the story and music of Puccini’s La Bohème. Led by workshop leader, pianist and presenter Dominic Harlan, get up-close to the characters, raise your own voice and be prepared to play!