La Bohème, opera by Giacomo Puccini on stage at the Teatro alla Scala from 4 to 26 March 2023. Select between an essential package with opera tickets and a hotel or our superior package with an exclusive complementing program that includes a walking tour with a private guide in your language, a visit to the museum of the Teatro alla Scala, a gourmet dinner, and an aperitif with a light meal before the performance.
LA BOHEME • La Scala Milan • March 22, 2023
La bohème • Wed 22 March 2023 • Teatro alla Scala
La Bohème • Giacomo Puccini • from 4 to 26 March 2023
The opera La Bohème in four acts by Giacomo Puccini has been one of the most popular operas since its premiere in Turin in 1896 and is part of the standard repertoire of many opera houses. The opera is set in Paris around 1830. La Scala offers a classic production of La Bohème. The opera was first performed in Milan in 1963, conducted by Herbert von Karajan. The libretto is based on the novel Les scènes de la vie de bohème by Henri Murger and was written by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa.
On a Christmas Eve in Paris, the writer Rodolfo and the painter Marcello sit hungrily and freezing in front of the cold stove. The philosopher Colline comes home in a bad mood. Only the musician Schaunard had earned a little money and used it to buy wine and firewood. They want to spend Christmas Eve at Café Momus. Rodolfo still has to finish an article when there’s a knock at the door. Mimi, the seamstress, asks for a light for the candle. Mimi stays and Rodolfo falls in love with the seamstress. Rodolfo takes Mimi to Café Momus.
Musette is there too. Marcello’s old friend sends away her rich lover and ensnares her former lover Marcello.
Marcello and Musetta often argue and Rodolfo and Mimi are on the verge of separation. Mimi is unhappy and terminally ill.
A few months later, Rodolfo wants to see the terminally ill Mimi one last time. Musetta drags Mimi up the stairs to the apartment where Marcello and Rodolfo go about their work. To help Mimi, who is ill, the friends sell their belongings, only Rodolfo stays with Mimi, where she sings one last time about her love for Rodolfo. When the friends come back with the gifts, Mimi dies.
Teatro alla Scala Production
Drama in five acts
Running Time: 3 hours intermissions included
Opera in four acts
Libretto by Luigi Illica and Giuseppe Giacosa
Teatro alla Scala Production
Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Chorus
Treble Voices Chorus of the Teatro alla Scala Academy
Conductor • Eun Sun Kim
Staging and sets • Franco Zeffirelli
revived by • Marco Gandini
Costumes • Piero Tosi
Lights • Marco Filibeck
Rodolfo • Freddie De Tommaso
Schaunard • Alessio Arduini
Mimì • Marina Rebeka (4, 7, 11, 14 Mar.) / Irina Lungu (16, 19, 22, 26 Mar.)
Marcello • Luca Micheletti
Colline • Jongmin Park
Musetta • Irina Lungu (4, 7, 11, 14 Mar.) / Mariam Battistelli (16, 19, 22, 26 Mar.)
Benoît/Alcindoro • Andrea Concetti
Performances LA BOHEME at the Teatro alla Scala 2023
- March 04, 2023, 8 p.m.
- March 07, 2023, 8 p.m.
- March 11, 2023, 8 p.m.
- March 14, 2023, 8 p.m.
- March 16, 2023, 8 p.m.
- March 19, 2023, 2:30 p.m.
- March 22, 2023, 8 p.m.
- March 26, 2023, 2:30 p.m.
Services and Prices
The price of the opera package depends on the selected hotel and the season. Please specify with your request if you prefer the essential package (ticket and hotel) or the superior package with dinner, aperitif with light meal before the performance, and private city walking tour in Milan.
Tickets for the opera “La Bohème ” at the Teatro alla Scala
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