Opéra de Montréal presents

La Bohème at home

Experience opera online in the comfort of your living room!

October 22, 2020 from 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm / Online Doors: 7:15 pm (EDT)
Streaming is available until November 5, 2020.

Presented in 2017 at the Percival-Molson Stadium in front of 15,000 spectators as part of Montreal’s 375th anniversary celebrations, Puccini’s La Bohème is nothing short of exceptional! Here, Alain Gauthier is directing the production, adding his own personal and much-appreciated touch. A unique cast that brings together two great Quebec lyrical talents, soprano France Bellemare and tenor Luc Robert.

In a cold garret in Paris, the young poet Rodolfo is shivering with his friend Marcello, the painter. They are joined by some other friends: Colline the philosopher and Schaunard the musician. The friends comfort each other and laugh in despair, awaiting better days. It’s Christmas, but instead of going out to celebrate at the café with the rest of the gang, Rodolfo stays in to write. He is not alone for long: Mimì, a young and beautiful neighbour, knocks on his door. Her candle has gone out, and she is out of matches… But rather than a candle, a passion is ignited between them. That same evening, Marcello reconciles for the umpteenth time with his explosive Musetta. The couples get together and break apart with the coming and going of the seasons. But how can they love each other when they are dying of hunger? Jealousy eats at Rodolfo, Mimì is worn down by illness. Despite youth, despite friendship, death awaits at the end of the road…

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