La petite bohème

Leeds

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These performances will be re-scheduled. Venue Box Offices will be in contact with bookers with refund options as soon as possible. 

Be transported to a crisp, winter evening in Paris with this animated re-imagining of Act III of Puccini’s best-loved opera La bohème.

Once madly in love, Rodolfo and Mimì have fallen on hard times – Mimì’s illness is getting worse and Rodolfo is driven to jealousy and rage. In this famously heart-breaking act, the couple reaches breaking point. Can their love survive the harsh winter?

Matthew Robins’ unique animated retelling of Act III of La bohème captures the emotion and humour of Puccini’s classic opera. Featuring a newly-recorded soundtrack by the Orchestra and Chorus of Opera North and four soloists, this animation will delight both lovers of La bohème and opera newcomers in equal measure.

The 20-minute animation will be projected onto walls and buildings across the cities and towns of the North of England. Book a slot, wrap up warm, grab a pair of headphones supplied by Opera North and allow yourself to be immersed in this magical outdoor experience.

The event will be performed in conditions which will enable audiences to socially distance. All of the screenings will be held outside apart from the Corn Exchange. Tickets are limited in accordance with government guidance, please see our COVID safety measures for further information.

Access information: All outdoor screenings are for a standing audience and are fully accessible. The Corn Exchange indoor screenings are seated but are only accessible via stairs. An audio introduction will be available for blind and partially sighted bookers. To book for a free qualifying essential companion ticket, contact the Box Office on 0113 223 3600 or boxoffice@operanorth.co.uk.

Price
£5

Running Time
Approximately 20 minutes

Language
Sung in Italian with English titles

Suitable for all ages

Also showing in Hull and Nottingham

Media

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Cast & Creative

Matthew Kofi Waldren

Conductor

Matthew Robins

Animator

Katie Bird

Mimì

Thomas Atkins

Rodolfo

Tim Nelson

Marcello

James Kryshak

Musetto

Venue information

The event will take place inside the Corn Exchange and on the basement level (’The Well’). On entering the building via the Call Lane entrance please look out for the Opera North events team who will be there to assist you. View on map »

The event will take place to the rear of the Irene Manton building. The most direct route from Calverley Street is via Willow Terrace Road past The Edge fitness centre on your left. Take the ramp up onto campus and, with the Cooling Pond on your right, head towards the Irene Manton building. There is a Costa Coffee on your right and the screening area is just beyond the Manton building. Please look out for the Opera North events team who will be there to assist you. View on map »

The event will take place outside Leeds Playhouse in the area at the foot of the steps in the garden area adjacent to the Playhouse cafe entrance. The gardens are a mix of hard standing and grass. Please look out for the Opera North events team who will be there to assist you. View on map »

The event will take place in the paved area between Leeds Art Gallery and the Henry Moore Institute on Victoria Gardens and at the foot of the Leeds Art Gallery ramp. Please look out for the Opera North events team who will be there to welcome you. View on map »

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