The Mariinsky (Kirov Ballet) Theatre
The opera follows Henri Murger's Scenes de la vie de Boheme.
The action takes place in Paris in 1830 and centers around the life of young people of the time. Poverty, friendly parties, unhappy love with a tragic finale constitute the plot of this performance. Soon after the premiere in Turin in 1896 the opera became one of the most popular operas in the world. The wonderfully shown colorful atmosphere of the time, characters who the public found attractive, harmonious change from satiric entertainment to melancholy, all this creates a unique unforgettable combination.
Theatre address: Theatralnaya sq., 1
Show begins at 7 p.m.
Duration: 2 hours and 25 minutes, 4 acts
Performed in Italian
Music by G. Puccini
Libretto by Guiseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica, after Henri Murgerís Scenes de la vie de Boheme
Premiered in the theatre in 2001
Musical Director: Principal Guest Conductor of the Mariinsky Theatre Gianandrea Noseda
Stage Director: Ian Judge (Great Britain)
Production Designer: Tim Goodchild (Great Britain)
Lighting Designer: Nigel Levings (Australia)
Principal Chorus Master: Andrei Petrenko
Musical Preparation: Marina Mishuk
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