Opera North brings you La petite bohème: a no-frills ninety-minute version of La bohème with piano accompaniment that perfectly captures the spirit of Puccini’s masterpiece. Singers from the staged production act and sing the highlights of the most popular Italian opera of all.
This moving, funny, romantic, tragic, uplifting tale is told through glorious music that perfectly captures both the overwhelming rush of love at first sight and the utter devastation of loss. Mimì and Rodolfo are in love and yet their constant fighting and arguing drives them apart. Musetta and Marcello are selfish, charming and proud. Yet all in a moment of tragedy, they discover their better selves…
This short version has no chorus, no orchestra and is ideal for curious first-time opera-goers as well as all who wish to experience beautiful singing up close and live in the intimate setting of Hull University’s Middleton Hall.
Tickets £15 (£10 concessions).
Mimì: Katie Bird
Marcello: Timothy Nelson
Musetta: Samantha Clarke
Rodolfo: Thomas Atkins
Schaunard: Henry Neill
Accompanied by David Cowan, Head of Music, Opera North
Directed by Rosie Purdie
Following a £9.5 million redevelopment, Middleton Hall re-opened its doors in late 2016 as a 400-seater concert hall. The versatile venue is used for classical music concerts, and with adaptable acoustics, it is also used as a surround-sound cinema and theatre space.